-- Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- With spring-cleaning
season here, the American Cleaning Institute reminds adults to
protect family members and pets from accidental poisoning.
In conjunction with National Poison Prevention Week (March
20-26), experts offer advice that should be followed
The institute also warns about products meant to be mixed at
home. "We completely understand that Americans exhibit a can-do and
do-it-yourself ethic in all facets of life, including make-your-own
cleaning products. But there's often little safety, use or
ingredient information offered by the purveyors of some of these
schemes," Nancy Bock, American Cleaning Institute vice president of
consumer education, stated in an institute news release.
"Safe use is built-in to formulated cleaning products. Many of the mix-at-home concoctions don't come with those assurances," Bock added.
Post the Poison Control Center phone number (1-800-222-1222)
beside every phone in your home and enter it on your cell phone's
contact list, experts advise.
The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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