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Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

A safety data sheet (SDS) is a document that is intended to provide workers and emergency personnel with procedures for handling or working with that substance in a safe manner, and includes information such as physical data (melting point, boiling point, flash point, etc.), toxicity, health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, disposal, protective equipment, and spill handling procedures. The exact format of a SDS can vary from source to source within a country depending on the nations’ safety requirements.

The following websites can be used to search for chemicals, biological agents, radioactive isotopes, and art-specific chemicals:

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