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first_imgA troubling trend during the COVID-19 pandemic is an increase in calls to poison helplines about children drinking hand sanitizer and for exposure to cleaners and disinfectants.The American Association of Poison Control Centers reported 7,593 hand sanitizer exposure cases in children 12 years and younger in the first four months of 2020, with a sharp increase seen in March when stay-at-home orders began.To a child, a bottle of hand sanitizer sitting on the kitchen counter can look attractive. The container may be brightly colored, smell like food and could even contain glitter.If a child ingests more than a small taste, they may be at risk for alcohol poisoning.Most of the hand sanitizers people use are alcohol-based and contain 60% to 70% ethyl alcohol, more alcohol than most hard liquor. Alcohol poisoning can lead to confusion, vomiting and drowsiness, and in severe cases, death. You can reduce the risk by storing hand sanitizer out of reach and sight of children.Encourage children to thoroughly wash their hands and allow them to use hand sanitizer only with careful adult supervision. If you suspect someone has swallowed hand sanitizer, contact the Georgia Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222.As people clean and disinfect their homes more often, children and other family members also are being exposed to more household cleaners and disinfectants.The daily number of calls to poison centers increased sharply at the beginning of March for exposures to both cleaners and disinfectants, with bleach accounting for 62.1% of the increase in calls.Along with increased use, products may not be used properly. Chemical odors and aerosol sprays contribute to indoor air contaminants and may trigger allergies and asthma in some people.You can protect your family and reduce the risk of exposure by following these guidelines:Always read and follow the directions on the label.Dilute products using water at room temperature unless stated otherwise on the label.Avoid mixing chemicals, especially bleach and ammonia, which will create a chlorine gas.Use cleaning products in well-ventilated areas.Wear eye and skin protection.Store household cleaners, disinfectants, laundry products and pesticides out of sight and out of reach of children and pets.For more information, visit the Georgia Poison Center at georgiapoisoncenter.org/poisons/in-the-news/alerts-recent-trends/hand-sanitizer, the Centers for Disease Control at cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6916e1.htm?s_cid=mm6916e1_w#F1_down and the American Association of Poison Control Centers at aapcc.org/track/hand-sanitizer.last_img read more

AFL legend Jonathan Brown parts with Gold Coast home

first_imgJonathan Brown and wife Kylie have sold their Currumbin Valley home for $3.5 million.THE Currumbin Valley home of retired AFL superstar Jonathan Brown has sold under the hammer for a multimillion-dollar price.The 2.3ha country retreat with two residences on Currumbin Creek Rd fetched $3.5 million at auction yesterday.Marketing agent Richard Snowden, of McGrath Palm Beach, said it was tough for Brown and wife Kylie to say goodbye to their beloved home but work interstate meant they barely got to enjoy it.The Brown’s Currumbin Valley property. There were about 50 spectators at the auction on Sunday. Picture: Jerad Williams The kitchen and dining room opens onto a deck overlooking the pool.He said the sale was bittersweet for the couple.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“They have a lot of emotional attachment (but) they’re ecstatic,” he said.Brown, a three-time premiership player with the Brisbane Lions from 2000 to 2014, now lives interstate with his wife and three children.Property records show the estate is in Mrs Brown’s name and she bought it in 2013.It encompasses two properties on one title with Currumbin Creek running through the middle.It has a Hamptons inspired manor-like house with four bedrooms, separate family and lounge rooms and a deck overlooking the pool.The second residence – a luxury barn-style house – has space on the ground-floor for a rumpus room or cars as well as a granny flat upstairs, which has three bedrooms and a rumpus room with built-in bar.“It’s definitely a lifestyle home,” Mr Snowden said.Jonathan Brown with daughter Olivia, wife Kylie and son Jack in 2014. The rumpus room in the property’s granny flat.There were six registered bidders and about 50 spectators who gathered to watch the auction unfold at the property yesterday.The bidding started at $2 million before climbing to $3.4 million then pausing for negotiations.Mr Snowden said a couple with two young children won the bidding war.He said they planned to live at the property.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAFL stars kicking property goals00:50 The master bedroom of the Currumbin Valley home.last_img read more

Miller Mosley Jr.

first_imgMiller Mosley Jr. 90 of Dearborn County passed away Wednesday December 20, 2017 in Harrison, Ohio. Miller was born Tuesday December 28, 1926 in Osgood the son of Miller Sr. and Milda Hoskins Mosley. Miller served as an MP in the Army during WWII. He was a member of Sparta Baptist Church and attended Hope Baptist Church. He was a member of the American Legion at Moores Hill and the Dillsboro F&AM Masonic Lodge. Miller liked yard work, gardening, and old cars.Miller is survived by foster son, Timmy Gilter and sister Goldie Bolin. He was preceded in death by brothers Dewey, Shafter, Homer, Wheeler, and Edwin Mosley and sisters Virginia Emerson, Hazel Hackman, Opal Callahan, Dixie Van Winkle and Helen Tomilinson.Funeral services will be at 11AM Saturday December 23, at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill with Pastor Tom Holt officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Sinai Cemetery with full military rites by the Moores Hill American Legion Post. Visitation will also be Saturday 9-11AM at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Hope Baptist Church. Go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Lancaster parts with England Rugby team

first_imgA statement says the move is by mutual consent.Lancaster endured a torrid time during the recent World cup watching his team crash out in the pool stages.The now former coach says he takes responsibility for their under performance.last_img