Glauber's salt, also known as sodium sulfate decahydrate, is a common chemical used in a variety of industries, including water treatment, food production, and pharmaceuticals. It is also used in the production of glass, dyes, and detergents. In terms of rubber, Glauber's salt can cause the rubber to become brittle over time, leading to cracking and breaking. The salt can also cause swelling of the rubber, leading to a less effective seal. In extreme cases, prolonged exposure to Glauber's salt may result in complete degradation of the rubber material.
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