April 14, 2020
Contact:Danny Chun: 630-276-5558
IPC Cleaning Product Exposures Up 30%
COVID-19 Pandemic Causes Surge in Exposures reported to Nation’s Oldest Poison Center
The Illinois Poison Center (IPC) urges people to use caution with cleaning products, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to IPC data, exposures to cleaning products are up 30%, compared to last year, related to novel coronavirus transmission precautions and concerns. Examples of exposures the IPC is managing include:
Additional information re: poison prevention and common substances involved in a poisoning exposure:
"My Child Ate..." Resource Center (46 of the most common substances involved in a pediatric exposure: poop, silica gel, glow sticks, play doh, cat litter, makeup, etc.
Free online Poison Prevention Education Course and CEC's
Cannabis 101: Unintended consequences of unintentional exposures in youngsters
Spring in Bloom...is it toxic?
No issue or question too big or too small...just call 1-800-222-1222.
The Illinois Poison Center (IPC) is a nonprofit health service that provides the people of Illinois with comprehensive and trusted information and treatment advice on potentially harmful substances via a free, confidential 24-hour helpline staffed by specially trained physicians, nurses and pharmacists.