Laundry Pods Can Be Fatal for Adults with Dementia

Those brightly colored laundry detergent pods actually pose more of a danger to adults with dementia than they do to kids, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

A total of two children and six adults with cognitive impairment died over the past five years as a result of ingesting the pods, the CPSC reported. The deaths were first revealed by independent non-profit consumer advocacy group Consumer Reports after it filed a Freedom of Information Act Request with the CPSC.

Of the six, the CPSC told NBC News it was aware of five such deaths in the U.S. and one in Canada.

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