Hazardous Sign.. Essay

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Symbol, abbreviation/description of hazard
Hazard symbols - Physicochemical
Symbol Abbreviation Hazard Description of hazard E explosive Chemicals that explode. O oxidising Chemicals that react exothermically with other chemicals. F+ extremely flammable Chemicals that have an extremely low flash point and boiling point, and gases that catch fire in contact with air. F highly flammable Chemicals that may catch fire in contact with air, only need brief contact with an ignition source, have a very low flash point or evolve highly flammable gases in contact with water.
Hazard symbols - Health
Symbol Abbreviation Hazard Description of hazard T+ very toxic Chemicals that at very low levels cause damage to health. T toxic Chemicals that at low levels cause damage to health. Carc Cat 1 category 1 carcinogens Chemicals that may cause cancer or increase its incidence. Carc Cat 2 category 2 carcinogens Chemicals that may cause cancer or increase its incidence. Carc Cat 3 category 3 carcinogens Chemicals that may cause cancer or increase its incidence. Muta Cat 1 category 1 mutagens Chemicals that induce heritable genetic defects or increase their incidence. Muta Cat 2 category 2 mutagens Chemicals that induce heritable genetic defects or increase their incidence. Muta Cat 3 category 3 mutagens Chemicals that induce heritable genetic defects or increase their incidence. Repr Cat 1 category 1 reproductive toxins Chemicals that produce or increase the incidence of non-heritable effects in progeny and/or an impairment in…