Q: Are pipeline markers always placed on top of the actual pipeline?
A: Pipeline markers in San Diego County are used to show the approximate location of the pipeline and can’t be relied on to show exact location.
Q: Can first and second-degree burns cause complications?
A: Yes. First and second-degree burns carry the risk of causing an infection like Sepsis (an infection in the bloodstream) as a result of bacteria entering through the broken skin.
Q: How do chemicals enter the body?
A: In most cases chemical toxicity occurs through skin contact, ingestion, inhalation and eye contact.
Q: How is chemical toxicity measured in San Diego County?
A: The toxicity of a substance varies from chemical to chemical, but largely depends on: how much of the substance is absorbed into the body, the chemical structure and the body’s ability to eliminate the substance from the system.
Q: How long does it take for a toxic side effect to appear?
A: This will vary. Some side effects may appear immediately after initial exposure in Chula Vista or greater San Diego. Conversely, side effects may take several years to appear.
Q: What are common types of burn injuries in Chula Vista?
A: Burn injuries include chemical burns, extreme or excessive sun exposure, result from faulty ovens, stove, furnaces, microwaves, poor electrical wiring, poor building or home maintenance, scalding from hot liquids/foods, and more.
Q: What makes a chemical toxic?
A: Chemicals are toxic if they have the ability to cause harmful effects to the human body. Toxic effects can be visible (like a sore, burn or blister) or measured with a test (using a blood test, MRI, x-ray).