New household danger for children – gelwashing capsules

Update: February 2019

On the counters of supermarkets in Russia began to appear gel
washing capsules, которые уже давно (с 2010 года) весьма
popular with housewives of European countries and the United States as effective and
cost-effective products for use in automatic washing
the car. Undoubtedly it is convenient, no need to measure the amount of powder
or liquid, just throw the capsule in the machine.

However, these household products are extremely dangerous for small children.
children, as they are (pleasant to the touch and have bright colors)
perceived by kids as toys, candy, juice bags, etc., and
cause one child per day to be poisoned throughout the world
even registered 1 death case.

Marketers modern industry that produces funds
household chemicals, in pursuit of increased sales and profits
enterprises are developing new attractive colorful
means, completely without thinking that it is harmful, dangerous
substances should not be attractive and similar to candy.
rather, they contain frightening markings: “dangerous,
toxic, annoying “(see why household chemicals are dangerous, as
choose safe). There should also be vigilant parents of small
keep children and such goods in inaccessible places like medicines
and other toxic substances hazardous to health.


US Toxicology Centers for the period 2012-2013. got
17 230 reports that children under 6 years old swallowed, inhaled,
Received poisoning from gel capsules with detergent.
A total of 769 children were hospitalized for this reason, one
the child died, that is, every hour one child plays with similar
capsules and one of them per day goes to hospital with
poisoning !!!

The desire of children to play with a bright toy is clear, to try
a bright object on the tooth in children 1-2 years old is normal and if
this happens, then the blame for what happened falls on the parents
who allow such negligence. In 30% of cases, it is children under 2
years, independently moving and being interested in others
objects, not understanding the real threat, became victims of the new
inventions of the chemical industry.

In addition to swallowing, even simple contacts with liquid washing
When a capsule is damaged, not only the baby is dangerous, it’s
Super concentrated product is not safe for adults. Gel
for washing after spraying, swallowing capsules or otherwise
Contact causes in children:

  • dry cough in 13% of children
  • vomiting in 48%
  • choking 13% of children
  • drowsiness, lethargy 7%
  • pain, irritation, eye burns 11%
  • conjunctivitis 7%

Pediatricians strongly recommend in families where there is a small
дети, не использовать гелевые washing capsules, а американские
researchers believe that it is necessary to introduce national standards
packaging and packaging of detergents. Leading manufacturers of household
chemistry (but not all) have already begun to change their packaging, replacing it
opaque containers with additional snaps, as well as
put a warning on the labels.

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