Detergent Pods Remain a Danger for Young Children, Study Finds

A study in the Pediatrics medical journal shows laundry detergent packets are a growing safety issue for young children.
0:57 | 04/25/16

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Both quick and easy laundry pots convenient always the right amount no spilt but a potential nightmare for a pair kids who mistake them for a toy or sweet treat can poison themselves in just a minute or two and today a new report adds to these worries that by researchers that nationwide Children's Hospital. The study looked at calls to poison control centers over two years more than 60000. Calls involve kids and these pods and packets most of these children were younger than three and in their own homes that serious medical effects were rare but according to the report two deaths were linked to laundering act the researchers are calling upon manufacturers. Change the formulation to make these products safer and less easy for kids get their hands until those changes are made there's a quicker fix keep all the circuits up high out of reach of the smallest helpers in your home. With this medical minute I'm doctor Timothy John.

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