- May 5, 2016
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That is an inconclusive article - maybe (probably?) even intentionally misleading.
Yes that's probably true (although it's still strange that people in Maryland called to ask if it was okay to misuse disinfectants). And Lysol was asked directly about that. To even ask that says there is a problem that goes deeper than what Trump says - can they not read or understand words like caution? If they can't understand that they shouldn't buy or use the products. And yes I understand the concern over accidental exposure to aerosol sprays such as Lysol. In my house I don't use it anymore. I haven't for years. And even at my workplace hydrogen peroxide is used because it's safer.That is an inconclusive article - maybe (probably?) even intentionally misleading.
First, those types of calls are not unheard of - 13 from same time period last year.
Second, with calls to increase disinfecting everything, it makes sense that accidental exposure/ingestion calls would increase.
Third, the article did not mention that any of the callers intentionally ingested the cleaning agents.
Fourth, no comparison was made to any time period before Trump's comments compared to the same time period the previous year.
IMO, Trump's comments were stupid, but blaming his comments for the 17 additional calls is unfounded. For all we know, the additional 17 are solely to blame on accidental exposure due to the increase of people actually cleaning.