Tips to prevent accidental poisonings during Spring Cleaning

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email

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Carefully read labels before using cleaning products, and never mix the products together, because it could create a toxic gas.

(NBC) - Warmer temperatures mean it's time to get started on your spring cleaning! But before you do, government experts have some tips to help prevent accidental poisonings.

Keep cleaning products in their original bottles or containers, and don't sniff unknown solutions to figure out what's inside.

Carefully read labels before using cleaning products, and never mix the products together, because it could create a toxic gas.

Open windows and use fans while cleaning with chemicals, and be sure to wear protective clothing if you're spraying pesticides.

Most importantly, keep all cleaning products locked up and out of the reach of children.

In case of an accidental poisoning, call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 immediately.


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