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What are laundry pods?
Laundry pods or packs are single-use packets of laundry detergent. These packets are often brightly colored, making them appealing to young children.
The packets are made out of a thin material that dissolves as the washing machine fills with water. This outer material is also easy for children to break into, either with their mouths or hands.
The detergent used in laundry packets is stronger than what is typically in bottled detergent, and can be more harmful, especially to young children.
What are the symptoms of laundry pod poisoning?
What should I do about a laundry pod poisoning?
If someone has gotten a laundry pod in their mouth, on their skin, or in their eyes, call the poison center at 1-800-222-1222, chat online or text POISON to 85511. We can also answer any other questions you have about laundry packets.
|If someone has passed out or is not breathing, call 911 right away.|
How can I prevent laundry pod poisonings?
Last Updated: Thursday March 9th 2017