Health Hazards and Their Symbols
The following table shows the various symbols you may find on containers of chemicals that are considered health hazards.
|You may see this symbol on chemicals that are TOXIC.|
|This symbol is used to identify materials which are CORROSIVES. Corrosives cause irreversible tissue damage and burns on contact with skin or eyes.|
|This symbol is used to identify materials which are RADIOACTIVE.|
|CARCINOGENS, or chemicals that can cause cancer, are identified with this label.|
Next, let's look at a typical container label that contains all the information we've learned about physical and health hazards, and their associated symbols.