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Domestic products used for home maintenance or DIY projects contain active chemicals that may pose risks to human health or the environment.

Dangerous goods are listed in nine categories:

  • products presenting hazards to health: Carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic for reproduction, toxic, harmful, irritant, corrosive
  • physically dangerous products: Corrosive, under pressure, oxidizer, flammable, explosive
  • products potentially harmful to the environment: pollutant

For information about the risks and precautions, pictograms specific to each hazard must appear on labels of hazardous materials.

Click on a symbol

Learning goals

  • To be aware of the risks when handling chemicals.
  • To know and understand the symbols associated with each hazard.

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The labeling of chemicals follows regulations that aim to harmonize international hazards classification.

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