Classification of Chemical Health Hazards

All chemicals are unique which means each class chemical has particular health risks to the people especially working in construction or chemical laboratories. Here are the easiest ways to know how each chemical can expose you to any potential health risks.

Explosive Chemicals (E): A self-explanatory class of chemicals that is too sensitive and dangerous as they can explode anytime at all costs without proper handling. Functional groups: Diazo, Azides, Ozonides, Nitoso, Acetylides and Haloamine.

Oxidising Chemicals (O): This class of chemical has its two forms, either liquid or solid, not to mention that oxidising chemicals can release dangerous oxygen easily and can bring the unmanageable fire. Example of this is Hypochlorites or bleach, Hydrogen Peroxide and concentrated Nitric Acid.

Toxic Chemicals: One of the most dangerous chemicals when it enters your body it can poison you and be the cause of your death. People can be easily poisoned on this chemical as simple as through ingestion, skin exposure and inhalation of toxic chemicals. Examples are phosgene, nicotine and hydrogen cyanide. Among the examples of toxic chemicals, hydrogen cyanide demand has increased in Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific.

Corrosive Chemicals: These chemical class can destroy a living tissue when in contact, to the extent that it can damage a person’s respiratory system that is why all-purpose liquid cleaner, drain cleaner, bleach and any other cleaning materials are highly suggested to be kept in a higher place where kids can not reach to play.

Carcinogen: This type of chemical class may bring cancer or illness to humans like for example using tobacco and nutrition we get from processed foods such as bacon, sausages, and ham. There are also times that we are unintentionally exposed to Carcinogen chemicals through radiation, ultraviolet light, radon gas, hormone drugs, and chemotherapy.

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