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Chemical Burns (cont.)

Chemical Burns Prevention

  • Secure all chemicals, in and out of the home, in locked cabinets or out of the reach of children.
  • People should  always follow directions and safety precautions on the label provided by the manufacturer when using any chemicals.
  • Wear safety gloves clothing and eye protection when using most chemicals, and remember - safety first!

Chemical Burns Prognosis

Most chemical burns are minor and can be treated without causing long-term problems. Some burns, however, cause significant scarring or other medical complications. Some of the chemical burns that have a more guarded outlook are ingested and inhaled chemicals that may cause burns. These burns can lead to permanent disability or death.

Burns in the eye can lead to blindness.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/16/2016

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