(WWJ) A weighty warning from state poison control: Use caution when using cleaning products.
The Michigan Poison Center says the number of chemical exposure calls are going up as people try to sterilize amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to the shortage of household cleaning products, people are now buying industrial cleaning products and disinfectants to use in their homes. As a result, the center has received double the calls about accidental exposures to these products — including cleaning and disinfecting liquids and wipes.
As people are spending more time at home, this increases the risk of accidental exposure to these products.
"We ask everyone to read and follow the directions listed on packaging so that the products will be effective in keeping you and your loved ones safe," the center said.