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News & Alerts - 2015 Archive

July 29, 2015

(KCAU-TV Sioux City / Rachael Krause) Do you use laundry packets? They're small, brightly colored and look a little like candy. It may be why little kids frequently take a bite out of those packets. A new study from two Siouxland specialists looks at why some laundry packets or pods...
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July 10, 2015

Single use laundry packs are known for their convenience, but are also becoming a serious problem throughout the nation.

Why these soaps seem to cause more harm than regular detergents is still a mystery. But one that a local Iowa poison control center is taking active measures to solve.

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June 24, 2015

(TODAY Show)

For any family with children under age six, it may be time to invest in cabinet locks. A new report from Safe Kids Worldwide warned that the number of children accessing liquid laundry packets has caused more than 3,700 calls to the U.S. Poison Center through April of this year.

At least 30 children a day require medical attention due to an ingested pod. Since 2012 there have been over 32,000 incidents reported, all involving children under the age of five.

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March 1, 2015

(Sioux City Journal - Kirby Kaufman) An old drug is making a comeback. And local authorities say it's only a matter of time before more of the highly addictive drug hits Sioux City streets. According to the Iowa Poison Control Center, heroin never left the drug-abuse scene. While its popularity...
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