UNC EHS Training
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Ingestion

Digestive systemIngestion exposure of chemicals is something that can be avoided. When working in the lab, store food for consumption in designated "Food Only" refrigerators and use microwaves which are noted the same way. A designation of "Lab Use Only" should go on refrigerators and microwave ovens used for laboratory reagents. Under no circumstances can cold rooms be used for the storage of food.

Practicing proper handwashing techniques is the best mechanism to avoid accidental ingestion exposure.