EYE:FLUSH IMMEDIATELY W/LARGE AMOUNTS WATE15MINUTES.EYELIDS SHOULD BE HELD AWAY F/EYEBALL-ENSURE THOROUGH RINSING.GET MEDICAL ADVICE IF PAIN/REDNESS CONTINUES.SKIN:WASH EXPOSED AREA THOROGHLY W/SOAP&W ATER.REMOVE CONTAMINATED CLOTHING PROMPTLY&LAUNDER BEFOR REUSE.CONTAMINATED LEATHER GOODS SHOULD BE DISCARDED.IF IRRITATION PERSISTS/SYMPTOMS DEVELOP,GET MEDICAL ATTENTION.HIGH PRESSURE SKIN INJECTION S ARE SERIOUS MEDICAL EMERGENCIES.GET IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION.INHALATION:REMOVE-FRESH AIR.IF BREATHING IS DIFFICULT,ENSURE CLEAR AIRWAY&ADMINISTER OXYGEN.***
Had an industrial accident yesterday, prolonged skin exposure to an organic solvent. I can't multitask. By the time I got around to it, washing the exposed area, removing contaminated clothes, skin was burning.
Didn't call the poison control center, in the same way people with a chunk of NY strip lodged in their airway don't ask for help, embarrassed.
Liver working overtime. Brain sluggish. Slept the rest of the day.9/15/06 Update, heard from the Kafka fan club in Seattle, she said the quote is:
You need not leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen.
You need not even listen, simply wait, just learn to become quiet, and still,
and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked.
It has no choice; it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
== Franz Kafka (1883-1924)
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