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Spike in Poison Control Calls Related to Disinfectant Exposures

Spike in Poison Control Calls Related to Disinfectant Exposures News & Analysis News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Spike in Poison Control Calls Related chodilators at an emergency department to Disinfectant Exposures and was released. Calls to US poison control centers regard- “To reduce improper use and prevent ing exposures to cleaning products and dis- unnecessary chemical exposures, users infectants increased by more than 20% dur- should always read and follow directions ing the first quarter of 2020 compared with on the label, only use water at room tem- 2019, according to a CDC analysis posted on- perature for dilution (unless stated other- line on April 20. wise on the label), avoid mixing chemical Since the severe acute respiratory syn- products, wear eye and skin protection, drome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pan- ensure adequate ventilation, and store demic began earlier this year, the CDC and chemicals out of the reach of children,” the annually, recent CDC investigations have other public health agencies have recom- authors wrote. shown that transmission is prevalent at mended proper cleaning and disinfecting of According to news reports, states some facilities but may occur undetected frequently touched surfaces. The sharp including Illinois, New York, Michigan, and in others. uptick in calls about http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Spike in Poison Control Calls Related to Disinfectant Exposures

JAMA , Volume 323 (22) – Jun 9, 2020

Spike in Poison Control Calls Related to Disinfectant Exposures

Abstract

News & Analysis News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Spike in Poison Control Calls Related chodilators at an emergency department to Disinfectant Exposures and was released. Calls to US poison control centers regard- “To reduce improper use and prevent ing exposures to cleaning products and dis- unnecessary chemical exposures, users infectants increased by more than 20% dur- should always read and follow directions ing the first quarter of 2020 compared with on...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2020 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2020.8307
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Abstract

News & Analysis News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Spike in Poison Control Calls Related chodilators at an emergency department to Disinfectant Exposures and was released. Calls to US poison control centers regard- “To reduce improper use and prevent ing exposures to cleaning products and dis- unnecessary chemical exposures, users infectants increased by more than 20% dur- should always read and follow directions ing the first quarter of 2020 compared with on the label, only use water at room tem- 2019, according to a CDC analysis posted on- perature for dilution (unless stated other- line on April 20. wise on the label), avoid mixing chemical Since the severe acute respiratory syn- products, wear eye and skin protection, drome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pan- ensure adequate ventilation, and store demic began earlier this year, the CDC and chemicals out of the reach of children,” the annually, recent CDC investigations have other public health agencies have recom- authors wrote. shown that transmission is prevalent at mended proper cleaning and disinfecting of According to news reports, states some facilities but may occur undetected frequently touched surfaces. The sharp including Illinois, New York, Michigan, and in others. uptick in calls about

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 9, 2020

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