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ID#:15481
Description:This photograph demonstrates two Dangerous Goods shipping boxes, which are used in the shipment of biohazardous materials. These are known as a UN/4G/Class 6.2 boxes, and are used to contain cylinders like the ones displayed in PHIL 14460, 14539, 15479, and 15480. In addition, note the directional arrows, indicating what is the top of the box. The label lying on the tabletop is a typical biohazard shipping label that must be placed on the outside of the box prior to shipping, stating the orientation of the infectious substance contained inside.
Note that 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:2013
Photo Credit:Debora Cartagena
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