Take Care In Spring Cleaning As Curious Kids May Face New Poisoning Risks

Iowa — It is officially spring, and with that comes new warnings about the potential poisoning risks in our homes and garages in the season ahead.

Linda Kalin, executive director of the Iowa Poison Control Center, says certain types of poisonings are more likely to occur during this time of the year.

Most people understand the potential threats caused by chemicals like pesticides and herbicides, but there are quite a few other chemicals that are equally dangerous, even deadly, in our homes.

While spring cleaning, Kalin says take care -not- to mix certain chemicals — especially things like bleach with ammonia, acids, or other cleaners, or a very harmful liquid or vapor could result. Should you have an emergency, or just a question, the experts are on call around the clock.

She suggests putting the Iowa Poison Control Center’s phone number of 1-800-222-1222 in your contact list, so it’s always available.



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