Just hours after Donald Trump claimed that injecting disinfectant in the body could cure COVID-19, the New York City Poison Control Center received 30 calls about exposure to bleach and other household cleaning products.
That number is a spike from last year. In fact, this is more than double the number of incidents at the same time last year.
According to New York Daily News reporter Anna Sanders, none of these incidents resulted in hospitalization or death.
NYC Poison Control Center saw 30 cases of exposure to Lysol, bleach & other cleaners in 18 hours after Trump’s suggestion disinfectant might be used to treat coronavirus
That’s more than double during same period in 2019, per health dept
Thankfully no hospitalizations or deaths pic.twitter.com/fVAUvGmuwM
— Anna Sanders 🌈💌 (@AnnaESanders) April 24, 2020