Ingestion 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.