What's in laundry pods? © Getty Images

What’s in laundry pods?

No matter how much these colourful little packets might look like sweets, keep them away from your mouth!

Those pretty little pods are packed full of compounds that work together to remove all sorts of grime and grease from your clothes. These chemicals are at much higher concentrations than in liquid detergents. And at these high concentrations their contents are very alkaline, which means they can cause chemical burns. So don’t eat them!

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