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Watch Out for the Small Print

How to Read a Chemical Label

Labels are the main way of communicating the hazards or risks posed by a substance or mixture. The labels, along with Safety Data Sheets (SDS), enable users to safely use and store these products for everyday use. In times where every penny counts, we might often get sold a story about a product that seems too good to be true. 

There are certain elements that are required on all labels as set out by the ‘Retained CLP Regulations (EU) No. 1272/2008 as amended for Great Britain’, now known as GB CLP (


To find out more about what to look out for when looking at a chemical label and to ensure that you don't fall fowl of unscrupulous manufacturers or merchants, follow the link here to see the full article.  



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