Toxic substance

A toxic substance is a substance that can be poisonous or cause health effects.

 

 

  • If you are outside the house, go inside fast, close the doors and windows, and prevent toxic air from entering the house through ventilation equipment, such as air-conditioners.
  • If you are not near your home, walk straight through the wind in order to get out of the toxic airflow, with a handkerchief on your nose and mouth.

Toxic substance

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Some industries in Curacao use inflammable or toxic substances, such as gas, firework, ammonia. Strict rules have been made on the usage and storage of these products. If you spill one of these products or it spreads, you must know how to react because each substance requires a different reaction.

The government will alert you on the radio or television. It is not easy to recognize the danger of toxic substances. You can burn your eyes, cough, vomit or you skin can begin to itch.