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Covid-19: Accidental chemical poisonings surge as children eat hand sanitiser and public clean food in bleach
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Covid-19: Accidental chemical poisonings surge as children eat hand sanitiser and public clean food in bleach

Published: July 7, 2020  |  4 min read, 732 words
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Accidental chemical poisonings have surged amid the coronavirus pandemic, as misinformation and heightened demand for hand sanitisers and disinfectants has led to inappropriate use. Speaking at a World Health Organization event on Tuesday, experts warned that poison health centres across the globe have reported a significant spike in calls. One facility in Chile reported a 60 per cent rise in cases in March and April compared with the same period last year, while the US’s national poison data system has reported a 20 per cent increase in calls related to disinfectant exposure. “We quite... READ MORE
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