Health Tip: Prevent a Chemical Emergency

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(HealthDay News) -- Preventing a chemical emergency may be as easy as following the instructions on each product's label.

The American Red Cross offers these preventive suggestions:

  • Never mix household chemicals, including ordinary cleaning products. Before you use any product, read and follow the instructions for use.
  • Keep all chemical products away from food and out of a child's reach.
  • Keep all chemical products away from open flames.
  • If you spill a chemical, clean it up immediately, making sure to protect your skin and eyes.
  • Dispose of any chemical products safely and properly.
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