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Detergent Fatal For Kids

Detergent Fatal For Kids

Children exposed to chemicals used in laundry detergent packets may have serious health effects such as breathing difficulties, heart problems and even death, a new US study has claimed. Exposure to laundry detergent packets is more dangerous to young children than exposure to other types of laundry and dishwasher detergent.

62,254 calls were received by Poison Control Centers in the US from January 2013 till December 2014. All the calls were related to laundry and dishwasher detergent exposures among children younger than six years old.

At least one child a day in the US was admitted to the hospital due to a laundry detergent packet exposure, researchers said. Clinical effects include Coma, trouble breathing, heart problems.