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Compendium of Chemical Hazards

The Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, as part of its information resource, is producing a series entitled a Compendium of Chemical Hazards.

The style and content have been developed following extensive joint working across the HPA and the chemicals chosen have been selected following an audit of queries.

The aim is to produce an online information resource for the public and all professionals who may be involved in advising and responding to chemical incidents, mainly the public health professionals and emergency services.

The Compendium of Chemical Hazards is split into three sections.

General Information
Provides background information on the compound, including its uses and 'frequently asked questions'
Incident Management
Focuses on information that may be needed during chemical incidents, such as physicochemical properties, health effects and decontamination. More detailed information on the clinical management of individuals who have been exposed to chemicals is available via TOXBASE.
Toxicological Overview
Provides more in-depth toxicology of the compound.

In addition, incident management and general information sections are available for some additional chemicals to aid in the management of chemical incidents.


Topics A-Z

Index for A

Topic

››  Acetic acid

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››  Acetone

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››  Acetonitrile

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››  Acetylene

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››  Acrylamide

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››  Acrylonitrile

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››  Aluminium

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››  Aluminium phosphide

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››  Ammonia

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››  Aniline

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››  Antimony Hydride

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››  Arsenic

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››  Arsenic Hydride

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››  Arsine

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››  Asbestos

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Index for B

Topic

››  Benzene

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››  Benzo[a]pyrene

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››  Benzyl chloride

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››  Benzyl trichloride

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››  Brominated Flame Retardants

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››  Bromine

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››  Butane

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Index for C

Topic

››  Cadmium

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››  Carbolic Acid

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››  Carbon dioxide

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››  Carbon disulphide

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››  Carbon Monoxide

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››  Carbon monoxide poisoning

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››  Carbon tetrachloride

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››  Chlorine

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››  Chlorine dioxide

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››  Chlorine incidents

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››  Chloroethylene

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››  Chloroform

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››  Chromium

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››  Copper

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››  Cyclohexane

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Index for D

Topic

››  Decabromodiphenyl Ether

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››  Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP)

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››  Dibromoethane

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››  Dichloroethane

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››  Dichloromethane

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››  Diesel

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››  Diisononylphthalate (DINP)

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››  Dioxins

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Index for E

Topic

››  Ethane-1,2-diol

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››  Ethanol

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››  Ethylene glycol

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››  Ethylene oxide

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Index for F

Topic

››  Formaldehyde

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››  Formic acid

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Index for G

Topic

››  Gasoline

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Index for H

Topic

››  Hydrazine

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››  Hydrochloric Acid

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››  Hydrogen chloride

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››  Hydrogen cyanide

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››  Hydrogen peroxide

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››  Hydrogen sulphide

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››  Hydroxybenzene

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Index for I

Topic

››  Isopropanol

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Index for J

Topic

››  Jet Fuel

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Index for K

Topic

››  Kerosene

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Index for L

Topic

››  Lead

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››  Lead incidents

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Index for M

Topic

››  Magnesium

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››  Manganese

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››  Mercury

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››  Mercury Incidents

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››  Methane

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››  Methanol

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››  Methyl bromide

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››  Methyl ethyl ketone

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Index for N

Topic

››  n-Hexane

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››  Naphthalene

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››  Nickel

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››  Nitric Acid

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››  Nitrobenzene

Chemicals & Poisons

Index for O

Topic

Index for P

Topic

››  Perfluorooctane Sulfonate

Chemicals & Poisons

››  Perfluorooctanoic Acid

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››  Petrol

Chemicals & Poisons

››  Petroleum products incidents

Chemicals & Poisons

››  PFOS/PFOA

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››  Phenol

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››  Phosgene

Chemicals & Poisons

››  Phosphine

Chemicals & Poisons

››  Phosphorus

Chemicals & Poisons

››  Phthalates (incident management)

Chemicals & Poisons

››  Picric acid

Chemicals & Poisons

››  Polybromodiphenyl ethers

Chemicals & Poisons

››  Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)

Chemicals & Poisons

››  Potassium cyanide

Chemicals & Poisons

››  Propane

Chemicals & Poisons

››  Pyridine

Chemicals & Poisons

Index for Q

Topic

Index for R

Topic

Index for S

Topic

››  Sodium chlorate

Chemicals & Poisons

››  Sodium cyanide

Chemicals & Poisons

››  Sodium dichromate

Chemicals & Poisons

››  Sodium hydroxide

Chemicals & Poisons

››  Sodium hypochlorite

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››  Stibine

Chemicals & Poisons

››  Styrene

Chemicals & Poisons

››  Sulphur dioxide

Chemicals & Poisons

››  Sulphuric Acid

Chemicals & Poisons

Index for T

Topic

››  TCDD

Chemicals & Poisons

››  Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin

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››  Tetrachloroethene

Chemicals & Poisons

››  Tetrachloroethylene

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››  Titanium tetrachloride

Chemicals & Poisons

››  Toluene

Chemicals & Poisons

››  Toluene diisocyanate

Chemicals & Poisons

››  Tributyl phosphate

Chemicals & Poisons

››  Trichloroethene

Chemicals & Poisons

››  Trichloroethylene

Chemicals & Poisons

Index for U

Topic

Index for V

Topic

››  Vinyl Chloride

Chemicals & Poisons

Index for W

Topic

››  White spirit

Chemicals & Poisons

Index for X

Topic

››  Xylene

Chemicals & Poisons

Index for Y

Topic

Index for Z

Topic