Many household substances contain chemicals that could cause severe burns. Make sure to label supplies that could cause chemical burns.
Remember: always keep cleaning supplies out of reach of children!
Watch the video below featuring Jenny Ziembicki, MD, director of UPMC Mercy Burn Center, for more helpful hints in preventing burns from chemicals or other corrosive substances.
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Emergencies can happen in the blink of an eye or in a heartbeat. And when they do, minutes matter. UPMC’s Emergency Medicine and Trauma Care services are ready to provide world-class care, no matter how serious your emergency. All our Emergency Departments have a full-time staff of emergency specialists at the ready 24 hours a day. We use advanced technology to diagnose and treat your condition and coordinate with your doctor to provide the best care possible. We also have specialized trauma care at several of our hospitals. If you or a loved one is experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or visit the nearest Emergency Department.