The researching in biomedicine at the University includes the use of hazardous chemical, which is essential for the understanding of molecular cancer pathways. Example of hazardous chemicals that are essential at university laboratory are acetic acid, acetone, ammonium sulphate, ethanol, hydrochloric acid, natrium hydroxide, hydrogen sulphate, hydrogen peroxide, propanol, and sulfuric acid. Those chemicals are classified as hazardous chemicals to health. The chemicals are classified as hazardous based on their physicochemical characteristics and toxicity to human. Flammable and oxidising chemicals have the potential to cause a fire while toxic chemicals and corrosive have the risk to cause external and internal body injuries.
Safety precautions for hazardous chemical: –
In view of the health hazards of the chemicals, there is requires the implementation of safety hazard control and precaution to reduce the risk of exposure to the chemical hazards. Safety precaution differs based on the type of the chemical hazards. General safety precaution is personal hygiene including washing hands, wearing a lab coat, avoiding eating, and drinking, wearing tight shoes, and wearing eye protection glasses.