What to Do if Exposed to Hazardous Materials
A number of dangerous chemicals, sprays, air and water polluters, minerals and compounds, and other materials have been linked to serious injury. Individuals can be exposed at home through various common household items such as cleaning supplies, in the workplace, especially if there is a leak of a dangerous substance at a factory, or in their community when chemicals are dumped illegally. While these are all just examples, the point is that chemical exposure can occur anywhere.
Inhalation is the most common way to be exposed to hazardous chemicals, but ingestion and direct contact with skin are also common means of chemical exposure.
If you have been exposed regardless of the method of exposure or location, it is important you follow the steps below to ensure your safety.
- Remove yourself from the environment as soon as possible.
- Seek medical aid right away.
- Inform your local health safety agency.
- Please contact a St. Louis chemical exposure lawyer. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision, but you can count on the personal injury attorneys at TorHoerman Law to fight for you.