warning labels

Related Overviews


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Public Health and Epidemiology


Quick Reference

A standardized system used worldwide to identify hazardous substances by means of recognizable labels on their containers. There are distinctive pictographs (labels) for toxic and poisonous substances, biological hazards, live electrical cables, and radioactive compounds. A skull and crossbones symbol indicates poisonous substances, a stylized flash of lightning indicates high-voltage electricity, and three equidistant bars radiating from a circle indicate hazardous radioactivity.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

Reference entries