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What are cleaning products?
Cleaning products include a wide variety of chemicals that are used to clean dirty surfaces, such as tables, floors, dishes or furniture. Some common cleaning products are bleach, ammonia and soap.
Cleaning products are safe if you use them in the right way. Follow the product directions to find out:
Some products can be harmful if you do not follow these directions.
Products that are made for commercial use are usually stronger and can be especially harmful if you use them in the wrong way.
What are the symptoms of cleaning product poisoning?
The dangers and symptoms of using a cleaning product in the wrong way depend on:
For information on a specific product, call the poison center at 1-800-222-1222, chat now or text POISON to 85511.
What should I do if someone has been poisoned by a cleaning product?
Call the poison center at 1-800-222-1222, chat online or text POISON to 85511 if:
|If someone has passed out or is not breathing, call 911 right away.|
How can I prevent cleaning product poisonings?
Remember to read and follow the product directions to prevent poisonings from cleaning products.
Young children and pets are often poisoned by cleaning products. Keep all cleaning products in their original containers and store them up high, out of the reach of children.
Last Updated: Friday September 2nd 2016