Lye Legislation

Children are often innocent victims of lye and other corrosives. At the last annual meeting of the American Medical Association, a resolution was adopted urging Congress to prepare legislation, which would cause manufacturers to protect the public from packages containing corrosive acids, alkalis, lye—thus preventing needless suffering and 'death. At present, only two States have laws regulating the manufacture of lye. A bill, suitable to manufacturers and to public health authorities, has been introduced into the House, and hearings have been held by the Committee...

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