Class 9

Some substances do not have the hazardous characteristics that would cause them to be included in classes 1 to 8 but may still have the potential to present some hazard to people or the environment. Class 9 covers such miscellaneous substances.

Class 9 – Examples

PCBs (poly chlorinated biphenyls) are a class of compounds that were widely used as dielectric and coolant fluids in capacitors, transformers and electric motors. They are a persistent organic environmental pollutant and build up in the food chain. They may cause cancer in the long term and have to be disposed of correctly to ensure they break down properly. They need to be disposed of by High Temperature Scrubbed Incineration in a very controlled way.

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fibre which is known to cause cancers from inhalation of the dust or fibres.
There are several forms:

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