Contemplator QA Post Category: Chemicals

Where can I get help?

You can call the Poison and Drug Information Service (PADIS) at 1-800-332-1414 for information on chemicals. Talk with your health care provider if you are concerned about household chemicals or chemicals in your workplace. To learn more about the safety of chemicals you may be using in your home, click here.

What risks are there in home renovations? Are some products safer?

Older homes can have lead in the paint or asbestos in the walls, pipes, flooring, paint, insulation or cement blocks. Asbestos can damage the lungs and lead to lung disease and cancer. It can be found in older homes and buildings. It may be in plaster walls, pipes, flooring, paint, insulation, or cement blocks. You […]

What affect could chemicals have on a developing baby?

Some chemicals can affect a developing baby. If a pregnant person is exposed to lead it can cause: miscarriage preterm birth babies that are small harm to the developing baby’s brain, kidneys or nervous system Some types of fish or shellfish contain high levels of mercury. People who are planning a pregnancy or could become […]

If I work with chemicals, how can I reduce my risks?

Some people are exposed to chemicals through their job. If you are exposed to chemicals in your workplace, there are some ways to reduce your risk: Follow all the safety guidelines and procedures recommended in your workplace. All employers must, by law, provide workers with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) for the chemicals they work […]