Progress makes our domestic lives easier; for one, consider the laundry pod detergent. No, not joking! I appreciate its no mess and quick use. However, a recent study reported in Injury Prevention gave me a different perspective: easy is not always safer.

This report estimates that there were almost 36,000 cases of injury (from 2012-2014) relating to all types of laundry detergent. Most cases were young children who went to ERs in the U.S.