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The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)
The SABS is a statutory organization that was established in terms of Act 24 of 1945. After several amendments to the Act, the SABS is now governed by Act 29 of 1993. As South Africa’s official body for the preparation and publication of standards, it renders important services to government, trade, industry and the consumer in order to achieve its stated aims of strengthening the South African economy and enhancing the quality of life of all South Africans by promoting quality and standardization.
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A Toxic substance is one that is capable of causing injury or damage to a living organism. A wide variety of materials are considered as toxic; examples are sulphuric acid whose action is notably corrosive; compounds of heavy metals like tetrathyllead, which may act as systemic poisons; selenium compounds, such as selenium dioxide and natural products such as the aflaxations.
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