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HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE

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French Equivalent: Substance dangereuse

Definition:
A hazardous substance is any substance that poses a threat to human health and the environment. Hazardous substances are toxic, corrosive, ignitable, explosive or chemically reactive.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, December 11, 2001