What to do when exposed to Lewisite

First aid kitWhat to do if you are in an area where you suspect that lewisite might be present, especially if lewisite vapour.

First, you need to immediate leave the area.

If you think you might have been exposed already once you are in a safe place remove all your clothing and make sure nobody touches them. Call emergency services and do not go near the clothes again. If possible though seal your clothes in a plastic container before you take a shower to wash off any lewisite that might be on your skin. Use soap and water.

If you have ingested lewisite never do not try to get it out of your system by drinking water or any other fluids nor should you vomit. Call emergency services at once and go to the nearest emergency room you can find.

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