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

  • If the poisoning resulted from wet chemicals coming into contact with the skin, flush the affected area with large amounts of cool water.

  • Ask someone else to call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number.
  • Keep flushing the area until emergency medical service (EMS) personnel arrive.

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