Laundry Pods Sicken Thousands of Kids a Year, Study Finds

November 10, 2014 7:53 PM

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Laundry Pods Sicken Thousands of Kids a Year, Study Finds

Those colorful, all-in-one detergent pods may be convenient way to get the laundry done, but they pose a risk to young children, a new study has found.

More than 17,000 children under the age of six were exposed to the laundry pods between 2012 and 2013, a study published in the journal Pediatrics found by tracking calls to poison control centers throughout the country. Most of the incidents involved a child placing the pod in their mouth or eye.

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