Hundreds of toddlers suffer eye burns from laundry packets, study says
They are brightly colored, shiny, pretty little balls of fun….to a toddler that is. When these laundry detergent packets are punctured, they are very harmful to children. The eye burning, as bad as it is, turns out to be the lesser of two evils says Dr. Dr. Michael Grosso, chairman of the department of pediatrics and chief medical officer at Northwell Health’s Huntington Hospital in Huntington, New York.
“It’s not only eye injuries. Children will also swallow these,” said Grosso, who was not involved in the study. Eye injuries caused by the packets “can be quite serious,” he added.
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