RadioMD: Healthy Children
RadioMD: Healthy Children

Poison Prevention in Laundry Pods & Other Household Items

September 30, 20159 min
What kind of ingredients are hazardous to your child's health?Recently, companies have made using laundry detergent easier and less messy by creating individual laundry pods.Even though the individual size pods can make storing and using more efficient, it can be a huge hazard for your children.According to Poison Help, in just 2015 along (through August 31), poison centers received reports of 8,318 exposures to highly concentrated packets of laundry detergent by children five and younger.Another concern is all the household cleaning products that you think are securely put away under the sink, but your child might easily get in to.Many kids might eat, inhale, or break open cleaning products, which can get on skin and in eyes. Health problems can range from wheezing, vomiting, abrasions, and extreme fatigue.How can you prevent your child from getting into the laundry pods and other household cleaning items?Listen in as Cori Cross, MD, shares how you can prevent your child from getting into laundry pods and other cleaning items.

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