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Description:This photograph demonstrates the gloved hand of a laboratory technician opening the inner cylindrical-shaped container of what’s known as a UN/4G/Class 6.2 box. On the left you can see the opened box. In addition, the diamond-shaped label seen in the foreground, is a typical biohazard shipping label, which must be placed on the outside of the box prior to shipping, stating that the package contains an infectious substance.
The cautionary label displays the universal symbol for “Biohazardous Material”, and in writing, states that the contents includes an “Infectious Substance”, as well as a directive stating, “In Case of Damage or Leakage Immediately Notify Public Health Authority”, and provides a phone number to the Director of the Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia. Also note the number “6” on the label, which represents the classification of the contents, or "Class 6: Toxic and Infectious Substances", hence the use of this Class 6.2 box.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Debora Cartagena
Creation Date:2012
Photo Credit:Debora Cartagena
CDC Organization
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