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Retailers Sign Up to Voluntary Ban on Acid Sales

7 Jan 18

Some of the UK’s largest retailers have agreed to voluntarily stop sales of acids to customers under 18 years old.

A number of DIY stores and supermarkets have signed up to the ban, which will apply to drain cleaners and domestic products with high acid concentrations. The Home Office has already proposed new laws to limit the sale of corrosive substances amid continuing concern over rising numbers of acid attacks. A fifth of acid attackers…

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