Ready To Leap Into Spring Cleaning Projects? Careful With Those Chemicals!

Sioux City, Iowa — This past week was Poison Prevention Week in Iowa, and also the first week of spring.

Tammy Noble, a registered nurse and spokeswoman for the Iowa Poison Control Center, says once people launch into their spring cleaning projects, the risks rise of someone, often a child, being exposed to powerful household cleansers.

The Sioux City-based poison center suggests parents can prevent poisonings by storing chemicals in a locked cupboard, not just under the sink. Noble says they should be out of a child’s reach.

Learn more at the website Noble suggests putting the hotline in your smartphone’s contact list so it’s always handy — at 1-800-222-1222.