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Laundry Detergent Podd More Dangerous To Dementia Adults Than Children

June 21, 2017

You already know to keep those colorful laundry detergent pods away from children, but what about elderly people?  A new warning from consumer groups about the potential risk to adults with dementia, who also mistakenly believe laundry pods are candy and according to Consumer Product Safety Commission, more dangerous to senior adults than children.  The new report found that most of the dementia-stricken adults ate several pods before they fell ill. While two children have died from eating laundry pods since 2012, six adults with dementia have perished doing the same thing. Consumer groups are pushing for a product redesign to make them less prone to accidental ingestion. Procter & Gamble says they are working with the Alzheimer’s Association for the past year to work to prevent such deaths. A 2014 study found that more than 17,000 calls were made to poison control centers about ingesting laundry pods in one year.

SOURCE: Consumer Reports

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