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Bright-colored detergent increasingly dangerous

Posted at 2:25 PM, Apr 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-26 14:40:34-04

Accidental poisonings from laundry detergent packets that are often candy-colored are on the rise.

A new study shows a 17% rise in calls to poison control centers reporting accidental exposures to laundry detergent packets involving young kids. 

While the number of exposures increased for all forms of detergents, the greatest jump was seen in laundry detergent packets, followed by dishwasher detergent packets.

They say detergent packets are more concentrated than traditional detergent, making them more toxic.