Correction Fluid: A Brief History and Safety Concerns

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Correction fluid is a white liquid. The organic solvent was originally used as an ingredient in the product. This solvent is readily absorbed by the lungs via inhalation. It has been replaced by a safer alternative for painting over mistakes. A brush (which was later replaced by a foam applicator) is attached to the cap, so when the bottle is closed, the brush is immersed in the fluid. When unscrewed, the brush is covered in liquid which is then painted over the mistake. However, it is still possible to see that the product has been used, and also the original content if the paper is held up to a light.

Functions of Language

  • Expresiva or emotiva: expresses feelings
  • Funcion apelativa: incites the receiver
  • Representativa: provides information
  • Poetica or estetica: creates beauty
  • Fatica or de contacto: checks the state of the channel
  • Metaliguistica: talks about the language itself

Structure of a Text

  • Introduction
  • Main body
  • Conclusion

Concerns and Safety

Liquid Paper came under scrutiny in the 1980s, due to concerns over recreational sniffing of the product. The organic solvent was used as a thinner in the product. Liquid Paper containingrough the and may be lethal following acute exposure. 1,1,1-trichloroethane is also a 'depleter', being one of the substances responsible for causing damage to the Earth's For both reasons, it has not been added to since 2000,

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