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Chemicals are essential components of our daily life. They are substance which are used for certain processes or tasks performed in the laboratory, workshop, home, industry and other place where work is done. Chemicals are very useful, but many of them are dangerous and can cause serious bodily harm if they are not used safely.

Meaning of Ethics

Ethics are moral principles that govern a person’s behaviour bases on ideas about what is morally good and bad imbibes in people the right behaviour at all times.

Ethics guiding sourcing chemicals

Several chemicals are legal chemicals while others are illegal chemicals. The legal chemicals are the common chemicals. Such as; drugs, soaps, detergents, powders, fuel (such as petrol, kerosene, diesel), perfumes, air freshener, salts, fertilizers, acids, insecticides, rat poisons, camphor, grease, lotion, body cream, etc.

While illegal chemical include various acids, hard drugs, such as cocaine heroin, methamphetamine, indian hemp and poisons.

Anybody who is sourcing chemicals must always ensure the following ethical practices.

  1. Chemical must be sourced only from licensed chemical dealers/sellers.
  2. Use good handling techniques when dealing in chemicals
  • Ensure good distribution
  1. Ensure proper disposal of waste chemicals.



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