NASHVILLE, Tenn.–A Middle Tennessee doctor is warning consumers about the hidden danger of laundry pods and detergents.
Viral online challenges have previously highlighted the dangers of ingesting laundry pods but Dr. Ming Wang of the Wang Vision Institute says laundry detergents can pose a risk to those using them for their intended purpose.
Pods, powder, and liquid laundry detergents are “basic agents” says Dr. Wang, meaning they have higher alkaline levels. “Detergents have to have a ph of seven to eleven because they’re meant to attach to clothing and pull from the clothing. Only higher alkalines do this and these can be the most damaging to the eye,” Dr. Wang says.