Laundry pods pose serious poisoning risk to young children, study finds

November 10, 2014 11:30 AM

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Laundry pods pose serious poisoning risk to young children, study finds

Laundry pods, those colorful packets that can be easily tossed into the washing machine, aren’t just convenient— they’re dangerous for young children, finds new research compiling national poison control center data.

The study, conducted by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, found that from 2012 through 2013, U.S. poison control centers received reports of 17,230 children younger than age 6 swallowing, inhaling or being exposed to chemicals in laundry detergent pods. Nearly two-thir...

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