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AHCES safety guide series for working safely with hazardous chemicals in the workplace and at home

An alphabetical listing of all of our guides in the Safety Guide Series.

  • Acetone
    • Used as a solvent, including as a glass cleaner in laboratories and as a nail polish remover.
    • Primary Hazards: Flammable and Irritant, vapors can act as fuel in a fire and cause irritation to mucus membranes.
  • BCDMH
    • Used in pool cleaning as the primary ingredient in bromine tablets.
    • Primary Hazards: Oxidizer, Corrosive, Irritant, and Environmental Hazard, can make fires worse, cause chemical burns, and is harmful to wildlife.
  • Benzaldehyde
    • Used as an almond fragrance and flavoring
    • Primary Hazards: Irritant, can irritate skin, eyes, and respiratory system, and repeated exposure can sensitize skin.
  • Cinnamaldehyde
    • Used as a cinnamon fragrance and flavoring, the primary component of cinnamon essential oil
    • Primary Hazards: Irritant, can irritate skin, eyes, and respiratory system, and repeated exposure can sensitize skin.
  • Chrome Green
    • Used as a pigment, abrasive, and in metallurgy.
    • Primary Hazards: Irritant and repeated contact can cause chromium sensitivity.
  • Cupric Sulfate
    • Used as an anti-algae and anti-fungal treatment in aquariums, copper additive in fertilizers, and mordant.
    • Primary Hazards: Irritant and Environmental Hazard, can cause irritation to the skin, eyes, and mucus membranes and is harmful to aquatic environments.
  • Hydrochloric Acid
    • Used in many applications, including leather tanning, electroplating, and heavy-duty cleaning.
    • Primary Hazards: Corrosive, can cause chemical burns and irritaiton to the eyes, skin, and respiratory system.
  • Lauric Acid
    • Used as an ingredient in soap making, found in coconut oil and palm kernel oil.
    • Primary Hazards: Corrosive and Irritant, can cause chemical burns and irritation to the eyes and skin.
  • Lye
    • Used as a cleaning agent, in making soap, and making foods such as bagels and ramen noodles.
    • Primary Hazard: Corrosive, can cause chemical burns.
  • Manganese Black
    • Used as a pigment and in dry-cell batteries.
    • Primary Hazard: Irritant, and repeated exposure can cause manganism.
  • Menthol
    • Used as a mint flavoring and fragrance, as well as a topical painkiller.
    • Primary Hazard: Irritant, can cause skin irritation and severe eye irritation.
  • Methylene Blue
    • Used as a disinfectant and anti-fungal in aquariums, a fabric dye, an organic stain in laboratories, and in some medical treatments.
    • Primary Hazard: Corrosive and Irritant, can cause chemical burns and irritation to the eyes, skin, and mucus membranes.
  • Mica Powder
    • Used in cosmetics and art pigments for shimmery quality.
    • Primary Hazard: Irritant, can cause respiratory damage and eye irritation.
  • Orange Oil
    • Used as a cleaning agent and fragrance.
    • Primary Hazards: Flammable, Irritant, and Toxic, can cause poisoning in people and animals.
  • Oxalic Acid
    • Used as a cleaning agent, bleaching agent, and mordant.
    • Primary Hazard: Irritant, can cause irritation to the eyes, skin, and respiratory system.
  • Sandenol
    • Used as a synthetic sandalwood fragrance.
    • Primary Hazards: Irritant and Environmental Hazard, can cause eye and respiratory irritation and can be harmful to the aquatic environment.
  • Sodium Carbonate
    • Used as a detergent and cleaning agent, in textile processing, and in human and veterinary medicine.
    • Primary Hazard: Irritant, can cause skin and eye irritation.
  • Sodium Silicate
    • Used as an adhesive and in fireproofing coatings.
    • Primary Hazards: Corrosive and Irritant, can cause chemical burns and irritation to the eyes, skin, and mucus membranes.
  • Salicylic Acid
    • Used as an antibacterial, antifungal, and topical painkiller.
    • Primary Hazards: Corrosive and Irritant, can cause chemical burns and irritation to the eyes, skin, and respiratory system.
  • Tannic Acid
    • Used as a mordant, bleach resistance treatment, and wood treatment.
    • Primary Hazard: Irritant, can cause irritation to the eyes, skin, and respiratory system.
  • TCCA
    • Used in pool cleaning as the primary ingredient in chlorine tablets and in cleaning as the primary ingredient in dry bleach products.
    • Primary Hazards: Oxidizer, Irritant, and Environmental Hazard, can make fires worse, cause minor chemical burns, and is harmful to wildlife.
  • Titanium Dioxide
    • Used as a pigment in a wide range of products from art pigments to food.
    • Primary Hazard: Irritant, can cause respiratory damage.
  • Ultramarine Blue
    • Used as an artist pigment.
    • Primary Hazard: Reactive with Acid, produces toxic gases when exposed to acids.
  • Vanillin
    • Used as a vanilla fragrance and flavoring.
    • Primary Hazard: Irritant, can be irritating to the eyes and respiratory system, can trigger an allergic skin reaction in individuals with a vanilla allergy.
  • Zinc Chromate
    • Used as a pigment and corrosion resistance coating.
    • Primary Hazard: Irritant and Carcinogenic, can be irritating to the skin and respiratory system and contains hexavalent chrome, a known carcinogen linked to respiratory cancer.

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