Laundry Detergent Pods–What Are the Risks? added by on

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If kids see something that looks like candy, better believe they’ll touch it. And this instinct has created a threat for children’s eyes, based on . The report cites a nationwide spike in eye-related chemical burns due to laundry detergent pods. The ever-popular pods now account for a quarter of chemical-related eye injuries in kids aged 3 to 4.

His investigation into detergent pods started in October, after Haring and his colleagues published a separate study of chemical eye burns in the U.S. One might expect most of these injuries to occur among adults working industrial factories, where chemicals might splash into an unguarded eye. But to their surprise, they had found 50 percent more chemical eye burns in young children versus adults. Then, the news cycle took over and offered some extra clarity.

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I did, however, receive a 20 pod package of Cascade Dishwasher Detergent Pods. I have to admit that they do a fantastic job on my dishes. They came out clean and left no gritty residue like some I used years ago. I used my sister’s machine and did two consecutive loads. One with her brand of liquid dishwasher detergent and then one with Cascade Pod. Cascade won that comparison hands-down.

If you’re not ready to dive in and make your own cleaning mixes yet and insist on using commercial brands that are full of chemicals that are much more expensive, I would recommend Cascade Dishwasher Detergent Pods. But please….wait for a sale AND use a coupon.