Keywords: laundry pod exposure, toxicity (PubMed Search)
Single use laundry pods are readily available in many homes. Due to their bright colors, they have been mistaken for edible products (e.g. candy) by children.
A recent study reviewed 4652 laundry pod exposures from United Kingdom.
95.4% involved children aged < 5 years via oral route (89.7%).
Common symptoms in moderate/severe symptom groups, including fatality (n=127)
Day R, Bradberry SM, Jackson G, et al. A review of 4652 exposures to liquid laundry detergent capsules reported to the United Kigndom National Poisons Information Service 2008 - 2018. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2019 Mar 20:1-8. doi: 10.1080/15563650.2019.1590586. [Epub ahead of print]