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And baking soda, they claim, neutralizes the acids that corrode your teeth.
Even when our indignation appears to us wholly justified, most of us, whether Arabs, Jews, Americans, Afghans, Indians, Pakistanis, Kashmiri Muslims, Kashmiri Pandits or whoever, are also aware that personal bitterness can be like acid that corrodes us from within without damaging those whom we are bitter toward,' adds Gandhi.
When iron or steel corrodes, the result is iron oxide, or rust.