Use Cleaners and Disinfectants Safely at Home

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Cleaning Products
Toddler & Preschool

The Texas Poison Center Network (TPCN) has seen a 70% increase in calls related to cleaning products and disinfectants. We remind residents of the importance of proper use and handling of cleaning products and disinfectants during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To keep your family safe, follow these safety tips when you use or store cleaning products:

  • Follow the instructions on the label when you use and store household chemicals.
  • Don’t mix products. This can cause deadly gases or cause a fire.
  • Store products in their original containers.
  • Keep all household products and medicines locked up, out of sight and reach.
  • Use child-resistant packaging properly by closing the container securely after each use. Child resistant does not mean child proof.
  • Use child-resistant locks on cabinets and cupboards containing medicines, toiletries, household cleaners, and garden products.
  • Wear gloves or goggles when you use these materials.
  • Take time to teach children about poisonous substances.

Resources for COVID-19 Information

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