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U.S. poison control centers received calls for over 2.12 million chemical exposures in 2017. Use these apps to help you identify the poison you were exposed to and treat the symptoms.
Poison by ingestion is a more common household and workplace event than it seems. To protect yourself from poison ingestion and inhalation, and stay healthy, the best technique is to wear the proper clothing. The next step is to limit the storage of toxic chemicals that aren't absolutely necessary. If, unfortunately, you do find yourself exposed to a toxic chemical, the first step is to determine what you were exposed to. If the substance isn't labeled or you are unsure what chemical you encountered, there are several workplace safety apps that can help you identify the substance by poison ingestion symptoms. Identifying the poison by symptoms will help you know exactly how serious the situation is, and help first responders know what treatment pathway to take.
Once you have identified the chemical that you or someone close by encountered by recognizing the poison symptoms in humans, a chemical database or MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) can help you know which treatment steps to take. An app that lets your search MSDS will help you quickly find the chemical information of the substance. Along with helpful information about the chemical, MSDS also lists important poison ingestion first aid steps. For example, if you were exposed to an acidic compound, it could recommend which non-toxic basic neutralizer to use. A quick poison ingestion management system can speed up your recovery from an illness caused by chemical exposure, and significantly decrease the chance of poison death.
By avoiding rat poison ingestion or ant poison ingestion, you have already significantly decreased your chances of encountering a damaging concentration of toxic material. However, If you find yourself in a situation where you are handling toxic chemicals daily, whether that be working with chemicals, or painting your house, monitoring your daily exposure is essential to reduce side effects and live longer. The first step is knowing the poison toxicity scale of the chemicals you are working with. The toxicity of the chemicals determines what kind of safety precautions you need to take. Use a daily exposure calculator app to make sure that you are causing your body any unnecessary harm. Remember, by the time you are experiencing a poisoning symptom such as headache, there has already been significant damage to your body.
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