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Poison center calls have surged by 20% amid coronavirus pandemic as panicked Americans use more cleaning products and kids drink hand sanitizer, CDC report finds

Fears of contracting coronavirus have driven up calls to poison control centers in the US by one-fifth, a new report finds. Over the last three months, calls have increased 16 percent from this time in 2018 and 20 percent from this time last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed on Monday. The authors say centers have received several reports of adults going overboard on cleaning products such as one woman who soaked their produce in bleach. In another instance, a preschool-aged child accidentally drank hand sanitizer. Read more....

 

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