Oct 20, 2016
Economic developments in different sectors such as agriculture, oil, industry, and transportation led to the increase in the amount and frequency of chemical usage. Although, it provides benefits in quality tests, it also poses as a health hazard. Chemicals can have acute and chronic effects depending on the duration of exposure.
Chemical exposure is present at home, at work, and even at play. Some chemicals may not be hazardous at first, but there are some that can affect our health when not properly utilized.
To make your life safer, greener, and healthier, it is advised to know the proper chemical use, storage, and disposal. Awareness and using proper engineering controls are also important to be protected against hazardous chemicals. Here are some guidelines to help you assess the possible hazards aroud you.
1. Identify Potential Health Risks
Several Factors are to be considered to determine the health risks of chemicals, these are as follows:
Chemical sensitivity varies from person to person. Children, elderly and pregnant women may be at higher risk compared to a healthy, young adult.
2. Be Aware of the Potential Effects
Improper chemical handling may lead to accidents, burns, or poisoning. Other chemicals will not cause immediate symptoms but instead, will take effect after a certain period of time. It's important to read on and know the potential hazards and risks before using a specific chemical.
Depending on the chemical, chronic effects may include:
3. Reduce or Prevent Risks at all cause.
Protect yourself and people around you from potential chemical risks by:
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