Nowadays, chemicals are used industry wide for various purposes. Extra caution needs to be taken in use and handling chemicals. With potential having an acute effect upon contact, most chemicals effects are chronic, meaning, health effects will only be apparent after considerable time pass. We may categorize hazardous chemicals into three groups. Those that will introduce;
- Physical hazards – explosive, reactive etc
- Health hazards – carcinogenic, toxic, corrosive, irritating
- Environmental hazards – ozone-depleting, aquatic toxicity etc.