Poison Control warns COVID-19 tests contain toxic chemical

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — Poison Control officials want to make sure the 60 million people who have ordered at-home COVID-19 test kits are being careful with the contents.

“Across the country right now, poison centers are getting a lot of calls due to kind of an unintended consequence of the test kits coming out,” Poison Control Media Specialist Mike McCormick said.

Each at-home testing kit comes with a tube or two. The tubes contain the extraction reagent. That reagent is toxic.

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