No matter where you work, there are likely chemicals present. They can be hazardous chemicals that can cause burns in a laboratory or they can be cleaning chemicals that can cause breathing problems. Either way, you need to protect yourself when working and using chemicals so that you do not suffer any health issues. If you are exposed, what are the symptoms of toxic exposure?
Respiratory exposure to toxic chemicals come with the following symptoms: tight chest, coughing, choking and irritation of the lungs, trachea or nose.
Renal exposure to toxic chemicals has the following symptoms: urinating less than or more than normal and a lot of back pain.
Gastrointestinal exposure to toxic chemicals causes the following symptoms: diarrhea, vomiting and nausea.
Reproductive exposure to toxic chemicals can lead to problems with infertility and pregnant women can suffer a miscarriage.
Neurological exposure to toxic chemicals can lead to dizziness, headaches, a coma, depression, convulsions and confusion.
Toxic exposure to your skin can cause redness, itching, swelling and rashes all over the body.
Toxic exposure that affects the bloodstream can cause anemia, which is overall weakness and a feeling of being tired all the time.
Toxic exposure is a serious problem that thousands of employees face every single year in Wisconsin. Make sure your protective gear is in good shape and that you follow all safety procedures when on the job. If you exhibit any symptoms mentioned in this post, be sure to seek medical attention immediately as these symptoms can be a sign of more serious issues with your health.