Poison Control Hotlines See Rise in Calls Due to Cleaning Product Accidents

Harsh cleaning products, improper mixing and ingestion by children are among the top issues reported.

The CDC released a study on Monday that shows a marked increase in calls due to issues with involving cleaners and disinfectants.

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Story from New York Times


"The daily number of calls to poison centers increased sharply at the beginning of March 2020 for exposures to both cleaners and disinfectants (Figure). The increase in total calls was seen across all age groups; however, exposures among children aged ≤5 years consistently represented a large percentage of total calls in the 3-month study period for each year"

source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6916e1.htm

"The way people clean masks is one of the newest threats...."“The Clorox wipes, you can directly inhale the byproduct of that which can be chlorine gas,” Liebelt said.


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