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What are chemical burns?

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Chemical burns can occur in the home, at work, or at school. They can result from an accident or an assault. Although few people in the United States die after contact with chemicals in the home, many substances common in both living and storage areas can do serious harm.

Many chemical burns occur accidentally through misuse of products such as those for hair, skin, and nail care. Although injuries do occur at home, the risk of sustaining a chemical burn is much greater in the workplace, especially in businesses and manufacturing plants that use large quantities of chemicals.

From: Chemical Burns WebMD Medical Reference

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eMedicineHealth: "Chemical Burns." 

Mayo Clinic: "Chemical burns: First aid."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 12, 2018

SOURCES:

eMedicineHealth: "Chemical Burns." 

Mayo Clinic: "Chemical burns: First aid."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 12, 2018

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