Chemical splash in the eye
First aid: Chemical splash in the eye
If a chemical splashes into your eye, take these steps immediately:
Flush your eye with water. Use clean, lukewarm tap water for at least 20 minutes, and use whichever of these approaches is quickest:
Wash your hands with soap and water. Thoroughly rinse your hands to be sure no chemical or soap is left on them. Your first goal is to get the chemical off the surface of your eye, but then you must remove the chemical from your hands.
Remove contact lenses. If they don't come out during the flush, then take them out.
Seek emergency medical assistance
Last Updated: 2010-01-05
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