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POISON CONTROL CENTER RECEIVES PLENTY OF COVID RELATED CALLS

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Some people are misinterpreting comments made by President Trump during a White House news conference on Thursday as a potential cure or prevention for COVID-19, but that’s definitely not the case.

Tammy Noble, a registered nurse and spokeswoman for the Iowa Poison Control Center here in Sioux City, says under no circumstances should anyone inject bleach or a disinfectant.

OC………”lots of irritation” :19

Noble says the Poison Center hotline has taken -no- calls about this, but since the pandemic began, there has been an increase in calls about a variety of problems related to hand sanitizers, bleach and disinfectants.

OC………..”skin exposure” :12

If you’ll be using any of those types of chemicals, Noble says to read and follow the directions carefully and keep the area well ventilated by opening doors and windows.

OC………..”their chest” :17

Never mix bleach with ammonia or other chemicals or products, including vinegar, as it can create a toxic gas.

Noble also reminds Iowans to store chemicals up and away, out of reach of children.

The Iowa Poison Control Center is open around the clock, every day at 1-800-222-1222.