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Chemical exposure risks rising in pandemic


STILLWATER, Okla. – Clean, disinfect, sanitize, repeat. This has become the mantra of households across the country in an effort to keep the novel coronavirus at bay.

With the increased use of cleaning supplies, disinfectants and other chemicals, including pesticides, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting an increased number of calls to poison control centers regarding chemical exposure, said Gina Peek, Oklahoma State University Extension housing and consumer specialist.

“Obviously, it’s very important to wipe down and sanitize frequently touched surfaces in yo...

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