Harmful or Irritant
Highly Flammable or Flammable
Dangerous for the Environment
Very Toxic or Toxic
Pass your mouse pointer over the symbol to find out how harmful it may be
All over the world there are different ways to identify the hazardous properties of chemicals.
This can be confusing because the same chemical can have different hazard descriptions in different countries.
The UN has therefore created the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) - the new symbol will appear below when you pass the mouse over the old symbol - the new symbols are now coming into use - watch out for them!