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Chemical Hazard Basics

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Hazard Identifiers


Carcinogens:  Substances that may cause cancer in humans and animals under certain conditions.  An example is Chromic Acid.

Corrosive:  Substances that cause visible destruction or permanent change to skin tissue on contact.  An example is Hydrochloric Acid.

Flammable:  Liquids with a flash point of 100o F causing the vapor above the liquid to ignite easily.  An example is Acetone (most solvents).

Hepatotoxin:  Substances that may cause damage to the liver.  An example is Chloroform.

Mutagen:  Substances that may cause changes in the genetic material of cells.  An example is Ethidium Bromide.

Nephrotoxin:  Substances that may cause damage to the kidneys.  An example is Acetonitrile.

Neurotoxin:  Substances that are harmful to the nervous system.  An example is Acrylamide.

Reactive:  Substances that react strongly or violently.  Examples include Pyrophorics, Oxidizers, Explosives.

Teratogens:  Substances that may affect the development of an embryo or fetus.  An example is Formamide.

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