Your home is full of chemicals and substances which can cause harm to yourself or your family. If you know how to handle these substances to keep yourself and your loved ones safe then there should be no concerns about the safety of your home, even if it is full of various toxic chemicals. Here are some ways in which you can protect yourself against the dangerous chemicals in your home.
Prevent poisonings at home – injury solicitors in Dunbar
If you have children you need to be more careful than ever about the dangers of poisons. Make sure that you keep all cleaning products, medicines and so on in cupboards that they cannot get into, or on high shelves that they cannot reach. You should have a specific first aid kit where you keep all medicines and treatments, and keep this out of childrens’ reach. This way you can always check that everything is where it should be. Potentially poisonous plants should be left out of the house, or again put somewhere that children cannot reach them.
Follow the instructions on chemicals
With household cleaning materials, there will usually be directions for use written on the instructions. Follow these carefully and make sure that you always wash your hands after dealing with these chemicals. Never mix products together. Some chemicals react with others so even if there doesn’t seem to be a problem, the chemicals could actually be releasing a toxic gas into the air.
Follow the instructions on medications
Medications will also come with strict instructions on how to take them. You should never take different medications together unless specifically instructed to do so by your doctor, and if you are unsure about taking something you should speak to a doctor or just err on the side of caution and decide not to take the medication.
When to find injury solicitors in Dunbar
If you have been poisoned or a member of your family has been poisoned in someone else’s home or place of business, through the negligence of another person, then you may be able to claim compensation against them using injury solicitors in Dunbar. Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, and will be able to provide you with advice on your search for injury solicitors in Dunbar.
Just call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to speak to the team, who will talk you through your accident and help you to decide whether or not you have a good case for compensation.
Date Published: 15th December 2013
Author: David Brown