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Friday, September 18, 2015

Everyday Poisons in Our Homes

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This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own. 
Have you ever called Poison Control? I have once for my child and a few times for my dogs. Could I have prevented those calls? Yes, probably. Safety should be one of our top priorities as parents. Were you aware that kids associate TidePod Capsules with candy? Or, that kids actually have died from drinking hand sanitizer? These are very scary occurrences. Below are some interesting and scary facts about laundry detergent pods.

The journal Pediatrics has published a study of laundry detergent pods, finding that about one child is poisoned every hour. It is the first comprehensive study of data from the National Poison Data System. From 2012-2013, about 17,230 children under the age of 6 were injured by laundry detergent pods, 700 children were seriously sickened, and at least one child died.

The problem with “pods” is that they contain a highly concentrated formula with a higher amount of surfactant compared to regular detergent. These ingredients are more likely to cause serious side effects in children.

Recent lawsuits: One of the lawsuits was filed on behalf of an elderly man with diminished mental capacity who ingested Tide Pods. Another lawsuit was filed on behalf of 13 children under six years old who were injured, according to WCPO Cincinnati.


Do I have you thinking about safety in your home? Well, good! You can take the survey on Everyday Poisons in Our Home by clicking on this linkAll survey participants will be entered to win one of 3 monthly $250 Amazon Gift Cards.

Have you ever had to call Poison Control? What everyday items in your household did you learn are poisonous?