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How should I care for someone who has been poisoned by dry chemicals?

  • In the case of poisoning with dry chemicals, such as lime, brush off the chemicals with gloved hands or a cloth.
  • Carefully remove any contaminated clothing, but avoid contaminating yourself or others.
  • Flush the affected area thoroughly with large amounts of water.
  • Be careful not to get any chemicals in your eyes or in the eyes of the person or bystanders.

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