American researchers in a new study to the conclusion that the current safety standard is not sufficient to protect children and confused people individually portioned Liquid detergents. You advise to use conventional detergent, when vulnerable people live in the household.
Accidents with so-called Laundry detergent Pods, so individually packaged portions of liquid detergents, are not uncommon. In the year 2017, it rang on average every 42 minutes at the US poison notzentralen because of the wax medium-Pods. Most of the accidents were related to children under six years of age (91.7%), in 6.4% of cases it came to serious symptoms. Between 2012 and 2017, there were eight deaths due to Laundry detergent Pods. Two of these children were between the ages of 7 and 16 months, the other six were adults with dementia, Alzheimer’s, or developmental disorders.
Laundry detergent Pods are more toxic than conventional liquid detergents and washing powder. The reasons for this are still unclear. "Many families do not know how toxic this highly concentrated Laundry detergent packs sind", Henry Spiller, Director of Central Ohio Poison Center said. "Use traditional Laundry detergent, if you have small children or vulnerable adults in your household. The risk is not worth it, if there is a safer and more effective Alternative."
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