Advertisement

How can I prevent poisoning when handling harmful substances?

Use common sense when handling substances that could be harmful, such as chemicals and cleaners. Use them in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective clothing, such as gloves and a facemask.

Continue Learning about Poisoning

Are Your Grandkids at Risk From Your Meds?
Are Your Grandkids at Risk From Your Meds?
Three generations of Matthews have played in the NFL: Clay Matthews, Sr., played four seasons for the San Francisco 49ers. His eldest son, Clay Matthe...
Read More
How are rural-living people exposed to environmental hazards?
Boston Women's Health Book CollectiveBoston Women's Health Book Collective
Environmental health hazards are related to the urban population. Rural people face heavy exposure t...
More Answers
When should I call poison control?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
If you think that someone has eaten, breathed or touched something dangerous, call poison control. A...
More Answers
What should I do if my child swallows poison?
Wesley Medical CenterWesley Medical Center
If your child swallows poison the most important thing is to take the item away and not to make your...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.