Laundry Pods Are Convenient, But They're Still Dangerous For Kids
A Nationwide Children's Hospital study found laundry pods to be far more dangerous to kids than traditional liquid and powdered detergent.By Mikah Sargent | April 25, 2016
"As soon as they pop that container, it squirts into the back of their throat, and the game is over," Dr. Gary Smith said.
While it's true laundry pods are far more convenient than traditional detergent — you just drop one into your washing machine and go on about your day — that convenience is a trade-off.
"We live in a world that has been designed by adults for the convenience of adults," Smith said. "It's not until we start to see the serious consequences or unfortunately even deaths of children before we react."