Sign of cancer

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.