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General First Aid Information

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Chemical Splash in the Eye

 

When a toxic chemical is splashed into the eye(s), it could cause serious complications that may lead to blindness.

Causes
  • Working with chemicals in factories
  • Handling car battery
  • Working in research laboratories
  • Handling household chemicals
Symptoms
  • Irritation in eye
  • Eye Burns
  • Watering of the eye
Treatment
  • Lay the person on the floor
  • Keep eye lids open forcibly
  • Use clean cold water to wash eyes gently
  • Keep washing steadily for at least 20 minutes
  • Rinse/wash hands thoroughly to remove chemical
  • If wearing contact lens remove them
  • Do not rub eyes
  • Do not use eye drops until told
  • Wear sunglasses to minimize irritation
  • After these basic steps seek medical help
  • Remember the name of chemical to tell doctor
Prevention
  • If working with chemicals, wear protective face-mask
  • Wear eye goggles whenever required
  • Do not be careless with chemicals
  • Store household chemicals safely
  • Keep chemicals out of reach of children

 


 
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