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Unformatted text preview: y opening the cap can immediately cause tears to form). Only open in a laboratory hood! Do not breathe vapors. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid heating. Mutagen Causes damage to chromosomes. Exercise extreme care when using and handling and do so only in a designated area in the laboratory. Do not breathe vapors and avoid all contact with skin, eyes, and clothing by wearing suitable protective equipment and by using appropriate confining apparatus. Oxidizer Will oxidize any oxidizable substance, e.g., a substance that can burn, such as a reducing agent, and may set it on fire. Keep from contact with clothing and reducing agents. Keep container closed when not in use. 18 students short index 1/15/03 12:45 PM Page 19 Peroxide former Forms peroxides or hydroperoxides on standing or when in contact with air. Many peroxides are explosive! Do not open a container of a peroxide former without your instructor’s permission. The act of opening the container can cause the contents to explode. Poison Has very serious and often irreversible toxic effects on the body. These substances are hazardous when inhaled, swallowed, or in contact with the skin, and in sufficient quantities may lead to death. Usually, but not always, there will be a skull and crossbones on the label. Avoid all contact. Exercise extreme care when using and handling and do so only in a designated area in the laboratory. Do not breathe vapors and avoid all contact with skin, eyes, and clothing by wearing suitable protective equipment and using appropriate confining apparatus. Pyrophoric Catches fire spontaneously upon exposure to air. Only expose to air if you have taken suitable precautions beforehand. Reproductive hazard A teratogen or mutagen. Exercise extreme care when using and handling and do so only in a designated area in the laboratory. Do not breathe vapors and avoid all contact with skin, eyes, and clothing by wearing suitable protective equipment and using appropriate confining apparatus. Sensitizer Can caus...
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