Monday, April 25, 2016

Laundry packet poisonings increase in kids

Children continue to eat a dangerously large number of laundry detergent packets, new data show.
Calls to poison control centers increased 17% from 2013 through 2014, according to an analysis of national poison data published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
    More than 22,000 children, mostly under age 3, were exposed to laundry packets in that period. About 30% of them were "already in or en route" to health care facilities when the call for help came in.

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