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Disinfectant wipes

Disinfectant wipes


Disinfectant wipes are used to wipe down surfaces such as countertops, floors, bathroom fixtures and phones. If a child is found chewing on one of these wipes, they may get some of the liquid disinfectant into their mouths. This rarely results in harm.

Poisoning Risk


Expected Symptoms

  • Possible upset stomach (discomfort, nausea, isolated episode of vomiting or diarrhea).

Home Treatment

  • Remove any residual pieces from mouth
  • Provide something to drink for dilution.
  • If you have questions, call the Poison Centre.
  • If your child is choking, call 911.


  • This product should be locked up and out of sight with all of your other household hazards.
  • Every case is different. OPC is available 24hrs/day to provide information for your individual situation. Call 1-800-268-9017 (Toll-free) or 416-813-5900 (Local).



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