Monday, February 06, 2017 10:00 AM

LAUNDRY DETERGENT PODS LINKED TO MORE BURNS OF KIDS' EYES

Laundry detergent pods are increasingly contributing to eye injuries among preschoolers, indicates a U.S. study that also gives injury prevention recommendations.

The pods are often brightly coloured pouches that resemble candy and contain enough laundry detergent for a single use.

Previous injuries associated with the use of the products include poisoning, choking and burns.

Candy-coloured detergent packs a hazard to kids

In Canada, more than 100 cases have been reported in pediatric emergency departments between 2012 and 2015, according to the Canadian Paediatric Society.

Now, U.S. researchers have analyzed reports of emergency department visits for eye injuries resulting in chemical burn or conjunctivitis (inflammation commonly known as pink eye).

News source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/laundry-pod-eyes-1.3962474

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