Characteristics of Laundry Detergent Pod Exposures Among Children Younger Than 6 Years, NPDS 2012–2013

CharacteristicsNo. of Exposure Calls%a
Child age, y
Exposure site
 Residence (own or other)17 04398.9
Route of exposure
 Single route15 15788.0
  Ingestion13 73079.7
 Multiple routes with ingestion178810.4
 Other multiple routes2861.7
Total17 230
  • a Percentages may not sum to 100.0% due to rounding error.

  • b PCCs were unable to obtain the exact age for these cases, but it was known that the child was ≤5 years of age.