Parent Alert: The Dangers of Liquid Laundry Packets

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As liquid laundry packets continue to grow in popularity in U.S. households, parents are becoming increasingly aware of the risk they pose to children, particularly 1- and 2-year-olds. Data from emergency departments suggest that more than 400 children are hospitalized annually after getting into laundry packets, and in 2016, there were 11,528 calls to poison centers related to laundry packet incidents involving young children – more than one call every hour.

Learn about some of the dangers associated with liquid laundry packets and how to prevent your child from the harm they can cause in this post from the CHOG blog.

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