The NNEPC is continuing to watch for serious effects in little kids getting into laundry pods.
We took a close look at our cases involving these products. Since March we’ve received 15 calls about children getting into these products (8 in Maine, 5 in New Hampshire and 2 in Vermont). Almost all of them—14 out of the 15—were treated with advice from the NNEPC and did not need to see a doctor. Only two of the children had nausea or vomiting. One did go to the hospital, after getting it their eye, and did have significant irritation. Otherwise, all the children were just fine.
We will continue to monitor calls about these products. The NNEPC is working with other poison centers to closely review calls to find out how often these products cause more than just minor issues.