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Globally Harmonized System

The United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UN GHS) is a system for standardising hazard classification criteria and chemical hazard communication elements worldwide.

It describes several physico-chemical, human health and environmental endpoints relating to which substances may present a hazard, and sets out hazard categories and statements under which chemicals may be classified. Cobalt metal and some cobalt compounds meet the criteria for classification for certain human health and environmental hazards.

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