Chemical hazard

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A chemical hazard is a type of occupational hazard caused by exposure to chemicals in the workplace. Exposure to chemicals in the workplace can cause acute or long-term detrimental health effects. There are many types of hazardous chemicals, including neurotoxins, immune agents, dermatologic agents, carcinogens, reproductive toxins, systemic toxins, asthmagens, pneumoconiotic agents, and sensitizers.[1]

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  1. ^ "CDC - Chemical Safety - NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topic". Retrieved 2015-09-03.