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All materials listed in this catalog, whatever the quantity supplied, are sold for research or development purposes.  We make no warranty that the materials are fit for a particular purpose.  In purchasing materials from this catalog, customers should be aware that there may be hazards associated with their use and in the handling of them.  Complete toxicological or hazard investigations are the responsibility of the customer.  Ingestion or contact with the human body may be harmful. The responsibility for the safe use of our products rests with the customer. All materials should be handled by qualified personnel familiar with laboratory procedures and who are familiar with the nature of the material and any necessary precautions which should be taken in the handling, use and storage of the products. The customer shall be responsible for the control and use of the products offered in this catalog whether alone or in combination with other articles or substances or in any other manner whatsoever.

  • Corrosive Hazard

    Corrosive

    Chemicals which may destroy living tissue when in contact with them.

  • Dangerous When Wet hazard

    Dangerous when wet

    Chemicals which, in contact with water or damp air, evolve highly flammable or toxic gases and vapors in dangerous quantities.

  • Explosive Hazard

    Explosive

    Chemicals which may react exothermically without atmospheric oxygen, quickly evolving gases, and which under defined test conditions detonate, quickly deflagrate or upon heating explode when partially confined.

  • Extremely Flammable Hazard

    Extremely Flammable

    Chemicals which when finely divided (small particle size) are liable to ignite spontaneously.

  • Harmful Hazard

    Harmful

    Chemicals which may cause death or acute or chronic damage to health when inhaled, ingested or absorbed via the skin.

  • Highly Flammable Hazard

    Highly flammable

    Chemicals which will ignite after contact with flame, or which will evolve highly flammable gases in contact with water.

  • Irritant Hazard

    Irritant

    Non-corrosive chemicals which, through immediate, prolonged or repeated contact with the skin or mucous membrane may cause inflammation.

  • Radioactive Hazard

    Radioactive

    Chemicals which will emit ionising radiation without being subject to irradiation. General precautions for Toxic chemicals apply to those
    of low activity. For chemicals of medium or high activity special regulations apply.

  • Toxic Hazard

    Toxic

    Chemicals which may cause death or acute or chronic damage to health when inhaled, ingested or absorbed via the skin.

  • Very Toxic Hazard

    Very Toxic

    Chemicals which in low quantities cause death or acute or chronic damage to health when inhaled, ingested or absorbed via the skin.