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Chemical Hazards

Chemical Hazards

Health and Safety professionals speak of the hazards of chemicals as Health Hazards and Physical Hazards.  Health hazard is basically equal to toxicity.   Poisonous-ness.  Cause illness or death, allergic reaction, cancer, birth defects.... etcetera.  

Physical hazards are the type of dangers that chemicals present that are not their toxicity, but rather their ability to burn up, blow up, dissolve/melt tissue, or asphyxiate.


Household products database from National Library of Medicne - NIH

ToxNet from NIH

Sigma-Aldrich-US Chemical look-up Safety Data Sheets

Purdue REM list of resources

Specific Chemicals
Hydrogen fluoride

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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