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Old Hazardous Substances (COSHH) Symbols

 

Dangerous for the Environment : Chemicals that may present an immediate or delayed danger to one or more components of the environment

COSHH Symbol Dangerous for the Environment

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Explosive substances : May react exothermically with atmospheric oxygen, thereby quickly evolving gases, which may detonate, or upon heating explode

COSHH Symbol Explosive substances

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Oxidising : Substances and preparations which give rise to a exothermic reaction in contact with other substances, particularly flammable substances

COSHH Symbol Oxidising

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Extremely Flammable : Liquid substances and preparations having an extremely low flashpoint and a low boiling point and gaseous substances and preparations which are flammable in contact with air at ambient temperature and pressure.

COSHH Symbol Extremely Flammable

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Very Toxic : Substances and preparations which in very low quantities can cause death or acute or chronic damage to health when inhaled, swallowed or absorbed via the skin

COSHH Symbol Very Toxic

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Corrosive :Chemicals that may destroy living tissue on contact

COSHH Symbol Corrosive

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Irritant : Chemicals that may cause inflammation to the skin or other mucous membranes

COSHH Symbol Irritant

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Harmful : Substances may cause death or acute or chronic damage to health when inhaled, swallowed or absorbed via the skin

COSHH Symbol Harmful

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Sensitising : Substances and preparations which, if they are inhaled or if they penetrate the skin, are capable of eliciting a reaction by hyper-sensitisation such that on further exposure to the substance or preparation, characteristic adverse effects are produced

COSHH Symbol Sensitising

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