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3.4 Nonhazardous Substitutes

There are many nonhazardous substitutes for hazardous chemicals used in laboratories. Hazardous chemicals should be substituted with nonhazardous alternatives whenever possible, in particular those chemicals that are highly toxic, reactive, contain heavy metals, and are known or suspected carcinogens, mutagens, or teratogens.

Examples of nonhazardous chemical substitutes can be found in reference materials such as Prudent Practices in the Laboratory.