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Chemical hazards compendium

Resource for the public and those professionals responding to chemical incidents, including emergency services and public health professionals.

The compendium of chemical hazards has 3 sections:

  1. general information on the chemical
  2. toxicological overview of the compound
  3. incident management focusing on information needed during chemical incidents, such as physicochemical properties, health effects and decontamination

For some chemicals all 3 sections are available and are also compiled into 1 document.

Chemicals A to C

  1. Acetic acid: health effects and incident management

    • Guidance
  2. Acetone: health effects and incident management

    • Guidance
  3. Acetonitrile: properties and incident management

    • Guidance
  4. Acetylene: health effects, incident management and toxicology

    • Guidance
  5. Acrylamide: properties and incident management

    • Guidance
  6. Acrylonitrile: health effects, incident management and toxicology

    • Guidance
  7. Aluminium: health effects and incident management

    • Guidance
  8. Aluminium phosphide: health effects and incident management

    • Guidance
  9. Ammonia: health effects, incident management and toxicology

    • Guidance
  10. Aniline: properties and incident management

    • Guidance
  11. Arsenic: health effects, incident management and toxicology

    • Guidance
  12. Arsine and stibine: health effects, incident management and toxicology

    • Guidance
  13. Asbestos: health effects, incident management and toxicology

    • Guidance
  14. Benzene: health effects, incident management, and toxicology

    • Guidance
  15. Benzo(a)pyrene or polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs): health effects, incident management and toxicology

    • Guidance
  16. Benzotrichloride: properties and incident management

    • Guidance
  17. Benzyl chloride: properties and incident management

    • Guidance
  18. Brominated flame retardants: health effects, incident management and toxicology

    • Guidance
  19. Bromine: health effects, incident management and toxicology

    • Guidance
  20. Cadmium: health effects, incident management and toxicology

    • Guidance
  21. Carbon dioxide: health effects and incident management

    • Guidance
  22. Carbon disulphide: properties and incident management

    • Guidance
  23. Carbon monoxide: health effects, incident management and toxicology

    • Guidance
  24. Carbon tetrachloride: health effects, incident management and toxicology

    • Guidance
  25. Chlorine: health effects, incident management and toxicology

    • Guidance
  26. Chlorine dioxide: incident management

    • Guidance
  27. Chloroform: health effects, incident management and toxicology

    • Guidance
  28. Chromium: health effects, incident management and toxicology

    • Guidance
  29. Copper: health effects and incident management

    • Guidance
  30. CS gas: incident management

    • Guidance
  31. Cyclohexane: properties and incident management

    • Guidance

Chemicals D to F

Chemicals G to I

Chemicals J to L

Chemicals M to O

  1. Magnesium: health effects and incident management

    • Guidance
  2. Manganese: health effects and incident management

    • Guidance
  3. Mercury: health effects, incident management and toxicology

    • Guidance
  4. Methane: health effects and incident management

    • Guidance
  5. Methanol: health effects, incident management and toxicology

    • Guidance
  6. Methyl bromide: health effects and incident management

    • Guidance
  7. Methyl ethyl ketone: health effects and incident management

    • Guidance
  8. Mustard gas: incident management

    • Guidance
  9. Naphthalene: health effects, incident management and toxicology

    • Guidance
  10. Nerve agents: incident management

    • Guidance
  11. n-hexane: properties and incident management

    • Guidance
  12. Nickel: health effects, incident management and toxicology

    • Guidance
  13. Nitric acid: health effects, incident management and toxicology

    • Guidance
  14. Nitrobenzene: health effects, incident management and toxicology

    • Guidance

Chemicals P to R

Chemicals S to V

  1. Sodium chlorate: health effects and incident management

    • Guidance
  2. Sodium dichromate: properties and incident management

    • Guidance
  3. Sodium hydroxide: health effects and incident management

    • Guidance
  4. Sodium hypochlorite: health effects, incident management and toxicology

    • Guidance
  5. Sodium and potassium cyanide: health effects and incident management

    • Guidance
  6. Styrene: health effects, incident management and toxicology

    • Guidance
  7. Sulphur dioxide: health effects and incident management

    • Guidance
  8. Sulphuric acid: health effects, incident management and toxicology

    • Guidance
  9. Tetrachloroethylene: health effects, incident management and toxicology

    • Guidance
  10. Titanium tetrachloride: health effects and incident management

    • Guidance
  11. Toluene diisocyanate: health effects and incident management

    • Guidance
  12. Toluene: health effects, incident management and toxicology

    • Guidance
  13. Tributyl phosphate: properties and incident management

    • Guidance
  14. Trichloroethylene: health effects, incident management and toxicology

    • Guidance
  15. Vinyl chloride: health effects, incident management and toxicology

    • Guidance

Chemicals W to Z

Published 1 April 2013
Last updated 23 November 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added incident management guidance for CS gas, mustard gas and nerve agents.
  2. Added new guidance on hydrogen fluoride incident management.
  3. Added 'Aluminium phosphide: health effects and incident management'.
  4. First published.