February 28, 2014 Narcotic painkillers are risky for small kids. But so are some popular pills to treat diabetes, high blood pressure and irregular heartbeats.
A label warns parents to keep Tide laundry detergent packets away from small children.
October 18, 2012 Kids exposed to laundry detergent pods appeared more likely to have vomiting, drowsiness or lethargy than those who were exposed to other forms of laundry detergent. An analysis of reports of poisoning by detergent pods finds they represent "an emerging public health hazard."
September 6, 2012 A Scottish cluster of injuries caused by kids swallowing liquid detergent packs highlights risks from the popular products. In August, there were 735 calls to U.S. poison control centers about children under 5 being exposed to laundry packs, up from 725 in July.
A label on a package of Tide laundry detergent packets warns parents to keep them away from children. Nearly 250 cases of illness from such packets have been reported to poison control centers this year.
May 25, 2012 Single-use packages of laundry detergent are causing problems for kids who eat them. There have been at least 250 cases of illness from the packs reported to poison control centers across the country already this year.
A spoonful of cinnamon is a great idea for apple pie. Eaten straight? Not so much.
March 29, 2012 A fad is to blame for a big increase in calls to poison control centers about cinnamon. The kooky consumption of a spoonful of the common spice sounds harmless, but it can lead to health trouble.
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