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We talked with the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) about poison prevention and using disinfectant wipes for their intended use. Click on a video below to learn more about the topic.

FAQ Videos

  1. I've used disinfectant wipes for years and I don't think I've had any issues; what are the concerns?
  2. How can I tell if the wipes I have are disinfectant wipes or another kind?
  3. Wipes are so convenient. Can I keep a canister around the house for everyday uses?
  4. What about risks to kids? Don’t schools use disinfecting wipes in classrooms?
  5. Should I use disinfectant wipes on my mask?
  6. Are flushable wipes safe to use?
  7. What kinds of calls do poison centers and NPIC receive regarding disinfectant wipes?
  8. Beyond following the product instructions, how else can I keep myself and others safe from disinfectants?

 


 

I've used disinfectant wipes for years and I don't think I've had any issues; what are the concerns?


 

How can I tell if the wipes I have are disinfectant wipes or another kind?


 

Wipes are so convenient. Can I keep a canister around the house for everyday uses?


 

What about risks to kids? Don't schools use disinfecting wipes in classrooms?


 

Should I use disinfectant wipes on my mask?


 

Are flushable wipes safe to use?


 

What kinds of calls do poison centers and NPIC receive regarding disinfectant wipes?


 

Beyond following the product instructions, how else can I keep myself and others safe from disinfectants?

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Last updated May 10, 2022