The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is the new international standard for shipping and labeling chemicals so that their hazards are communicated in a logical fashion. The organization has now released a new symbol representing a carcinogenic hazard. The symbol is a red diamond within which is a silhouetted person emblazoned with a six-pointed device, not dissimilar to a cartoon snowflake, purportedly representing the growth of errant cancer cells and their spread. The new symbol has garnered some controversy as not being particularly logical nor representing carcinogenicity in a logical manner despite the organization's intentions.
Sign of cancer