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CDC Warning About Laundry Detergent Pods

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In tonight's HealthierMe: After consumer groups urged agencies to step in, there's now a new warning about keeping kids away from laundry detergent pods. The CDC says it has received several reports of children ingesting these single-dose detergent capsules, and consumer groups have been urging for safer packaging. Poison control centers nationwide have reported more than a thousand cases, the vast majority of which involved children five years old and younger. The pods are particularly dangerous because they contain very concentrated detergents, which doctors say react in kids' bodies differently than usual laundry detergent.

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