Hayley Boden

It’s been all over the news just lately, acid attacks around the world are on the rise. An absolutely horrific and heinous crime that seeks, not only to kill but to maim, disfigure and scar a person’s face and body for life. Not only does the acid burn and damage skin tissue, it can even dissolve bones.

A BBC documentary that was on TV last week, featuring a young woman who had acid thrown in her face by her best friend, raised awareness of this brutal crime, propelling major stores across the country to voluntarily ban sales of acid to customers under 18 years of age. Currently there are no age restrictions on buying household bleach or drain cleaning products containing acid in the UK, so the fact that retailers are committed to selling acids responsibly is a step in the right direction, on winning the war against acid.


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