No one ever plans to be exposed to potentially toxic smoke. When it does happen, it can raise a whole series of questions about the health effects that may manifest as a result of the exposure – especially if there are chemicals involved.
Inhaling smoke of any type should always be avoided, but if you find yourself in a situation where you’re unable to remove yourself from the smoke, here are some guidelines that you can put into play to protect yourself as much as possible until the threat has been contained:
Remember to use caution when cleaning up. If you live near enough to the exposure that it results in clean-up efforts for your house or property, remember to use caution. Even if the fire has been put out, the ashes, dust, and soot that it created in and around your home can contain health-damaging particulates. Your best practice is to use a damp rag and cover your face.