7.1 Health problems associated with using chemicals

As described in Section 6.2, hazard is defined under COSHH as the inherently dangerous properties of a chemical or biological organism, and risk is defined as the likelihood of a chemical causing harm to people or to the environment.

There are several, more specific, known health problems associated with using chemicals
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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate general knowledge and understanding of some of the basic facts, concepts and principles relating to the development of medicines

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the science behind the development of some drugs to achieve particular tasks

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how chemical bonding determines the properties of compounds and provides an explanation for the mo
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