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Hazardous Decomposition Products

Definition - What does Hazardous Decomposition Products mean?

Hazardous decomposition products result when a product breaks down as result of it being unstable, or because of its reaction with common elements including water and oxygen. It is important to know the potential hazards associated with the ingredients of a product when planning where to store a product.

Safeopedia explains Hazardous Decomposition Products

Hazardous decomposition products indicate which hazardous compounds might be released during the decomposition of the product by fire of other means. To protect against the effects of hazardous decomposition, purchase products with informative labels. Do not rely entirely on a 'non-toxic' label, as this may still include toxic substances, but not in large enough quantities to cause an acute reaction.

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