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1.2: Safety

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    1. Carvone: Ketone found in caraway, dill and spearmint oils. The oils are used for flavoring liqueurs, and in perfumes and soaps. Although both enantiomers occur naturally in consumer products, both should be handled with the usual care and not ingested under any circumstances.
    2. Limonene: Occurs in various oils such as Levant wormseed oil, pine needle oil and other oils. It is used as a solvent, wetting and dispersing agent. It is not considered toxic, but is an irritant. Therefore, keep it off the skin.
    3. Semicarbazide hydrochloride: Mutagen and cancer suspect agent. Do not inhale or ingest.
    4. Ethanol: Flammable liquid. The type used in this laboratory is NOT safe to drink.
    5. Sodium acetate: Irritant. Handle with usual caution.
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