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Combustible/flammable

Solids, liquids, or gas able to catch fire and continue to burn easily if exposed to a source of ignition.

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Corrosive/ corrosion

Can cause decomposition of other materials, or damage human tissue.

3

Oxidizing

Become chemically combined with oxygen. It produces oxygen or another oxidizing substance. It could cause the combustion of another substance.

4

Biohazardous

a risk to human health or the environment from biological work, especially with microorganisms. Refers to any organisms or any toxins produced by organisms.

5

Compressed gas

A gas at room temperature and packaged under compression.
Anything to weaken the structure could result in an explosion.

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Poisonous and infectious

Effects are very harmful based on short term exposures. (Death)

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Other toxic effects

Exposure effects range from short term to long term.

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Dangerously reactive

Materials that may react with other substances to produce negative reactions. (Decomposition or condensation)