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Children's Health Tip of the Week July 17, 2012 Candy-colored Laundry Packets They’re colorful, squishy and bite-size — but they are not candy! The new, highly concentrated single-dose packs of laundry detergent are easy to pop into the washing machine. However, poison control centers across the country are reporting that children are getting their hands on these packets and popping them in their mouths, sometimes causing terrible reactions. Usually, when children swallow laundry detergent, they experience a mild stomach upset or no symptoms at all. However, with these new packets, poison control experts say the reaction is very different and much more severe. In addition, the onset of symptoms is very rapid. Some children exposed to the detergents have experienced excessive vomiting, wheezing and gasping — sometimes the reaction is so serious they have required a ventilator to help them breathe.
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  • Fall '17
  • Julie Gwin
  • Poison, Laundry detergent, Laundry, Vomiting, Poison Control Center

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