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Poisoning from cleaners and disinfectants rose 20.4% in the U.S. over the last three months amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report published Monday. 

“During January-March 2020, poison centers received 45,550 exposure calls related to cleaners (28,158) and disinfectants (17,392), representing overall increases of 20.4% and 16.4% from January-March 2019 (37,822) and January-March 2018 (39,122), respectively,” it said.

Although the CDC noted that the data does not show a “definite” link between exposures and coronavirus cleaning efforts, it added that “the timing of these reported exposures corresponded to increased media

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