Toddlers Eating Laundry Detergent: Around
the United States, thousands of toddlers are eating single-use laundry detergent packets, thinking the
colorful nuggets are candy, reports TodayHealth.com.
Because the detergent in the packets is so
concentrated, the children are experencing the symptoms of a stomach virus: vomiting, sleepiness and
Most of the 2,950 reported cases have resolved themselves naturally, but some of the
under-fives have had to be admitted to the hospital for breathing issues.
The Consumer Product Safety
Commission is aware of the cases, but isn't ready to yank the product from shelves just yet,