Monday, April 07, 2014
Different chemicals in cleaning products can be dangerous if they are ingested or come into contact with skin. It is important to take precaution when using cleaning products to prevent an accidental poisoning.
“It is vital that people arm themselves with basic information on poison prevention in the home, such as keeping chemicals out of the reach of children and carefully reading the labels and dosages on all products,” said Earl Siegel, PharmD,, Managing Director, Drug and Poison Information Center.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services gives the following tips for preventing accidents during spring cleaning:
In case of a poison emergency please call 1-800-222-1222 immediately. This national hotline connects callers directly to their local poison center.
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