-- Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, April 21 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey finds that
most Americans remember to seal laundry detergent containers
immediately after use, an important part of safe laundry
Only 12 percent of people sometimes, rarely or never seal
laundry detergent containers after each use, according to the
American Cleaning Institute poll.
Laundry detergents contain chemicals that can be poisonous if
accidentally ingested by a child or pet, experts say.
"After adding the detergent to your machine, always remember to close the detergent container," Nancy Bock, American Cleaning Institute senior vice president of education, said in an institute news release. "Now is the perfect time to evaluate your laundry routine and incorporate just a few practices to create a safer living environment for yourself and your family."
Bock offered the following laundry safety tips:
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers
tips to prevent poisonings.
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