Table 3

Percentage wrong responses and don’t know to hazard phrases (n=84)

% false% don’t know
Chromic acid
    Is toxic if swallowed02
    Can cause severe burns74
    Is a respiratory carcinogen224
    Is a category 1 carcinogen435
    May cause sensitisation by skin contact810
    Is assigned a maximum exposure limit (MEL)626
    Is a respiratory irritant113
    Is an oxidising agent029
    Prolonged exposure can cause serious damage to health08