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6.3 Poisoning

Poisons are subtances that can cause temporary or permanent damage if too much is absorbed by body. Poisons can be swallowed, inhaled, injected or absorbed through the skin.


  • Never make a person vomit, but if they vomit naturally then put some of their vomit into a bag or container and give it to the ambulance. That may help them to identify the poison.
  • If a person is unconscious, keep checking their breathing, seek medical attention immediately and call 112 for an ambulance.
  • If poisoning is suspected call the Swedish Poisons Information Centre at 010-456 67 00 for medical advice.
  • If swallowed, rinse the mouth immediately with plenty of water. Do not induce vomiting. Call the Swedish Poisons Information Centre.
  • If inhaled, remove the person to fresh air and keep at rest in a comfortable breathing position.
  • If skin exposure, immediatly rinse the skin with plenty of water, and then wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing.

Safety data sheet

Knowledge of the dangers associated with various substances, including the risk of fire or explosion, their toxicity, substances that cancel unwanted effects and various precautionary measures is essential.

Safety data sheet (SDS) is an important component of occupational safety and health. It is intended to provide workers and emergency personnel with procedures for handling or working with that substance in a safe manner, and includes information such as physical data (melting point, boiling point, flash point, etc.), toxicity, health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, disposal, protective equipment, and spill-handling procedures. 

Safety data sheet (SDS) are available in the KLARA chemical database.

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