'Don't use water bottles as containers for disinfectants,' medical group warns public

Niko Baua, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 29 2020 01:41 AM

MANILA -- The Philippine Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition has issued an advisory on water bottles being used as containers for disinfectants.

This comes as there have been incidents of accidental ingestion of bleach solutions after the bottles were mistaken for holding water.

The group advised the public to avoid storing bleach solutions in water bottles, or at least, label it properly and store it in an area where it cannot be reached by children.

The organization added that it does not want cases of bleach ingestion to clog hospitals, now that they are focusing on the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 patients.