Document on compilation of MSDS for the 708+ hazardous, toxic and/or flammable chemicals
In India, it is estimated that more than 10 million chemicals are used commercially. Industrial chemicals comprise almost two thirds of these chemicals. There is a wide range of hazards posed by chemicals. These have been classified according to their physico-chemical properties, reactivity and toxicity and the type of hazards these exhibit (flammability, toxicity etc.)These have also been classified according to their use pattern or application (for example pharmaceuticals, pesticides etc.). The objective of this project was to prepare a database and a compact disc of the Material safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for the 708 hazardous, toxic and or flammable chemicals (as per the list provided by CPCB) in the appropriate format.