In the Archives of Disease in Childhood, a group of doctors has come out against detergent pods because of five reports of serious illness that occurred when a child consumed the item. These pods are apparently being confused by children who think they might be candy. The doctors stated that they put in a request to detergent companies to create new safety precautions on such pods. The danger looks to be increasing with the growth of this particular item; just under 3,000 exposure incidents were reported to poison control hotlines in 2012.
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