Confirmation Hearings For Evers’ Cabinet, Detergent-Related Injuries Increased With Introduction Of Laundry Pods

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Tide Pods with warning label
On this Thursday, May 24, 2012, file photo, a warning label is attached to a package of Tide laundry detergent packets in Houston. Procter & Gamble says it’s working to stop the “Tide Pod challenge,” a social media-fueled trend in which teenagers eat single-load laundry detergent packets. AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File

Detergent pods became infamous in 2017 after a video stunt but the problem with these brightly colored detergent pods goes far beyond the so-called ‘Tide Pod Challenge’. We talk with a reporter about the problem these pods pose to children. We also discuss the confirmation hearings for Governor Evers’ cabinet.

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  • Discussing The Success, Public Safety Challenges Associated With Laundry Pods

    Laundry pods are considered an innovation – they’re compact, easy to use and pleasant to look at. But they also can pose a threat to public safety. Our guest journalist joins us to walk through the history of the product and to consider the state of detergent-related injuries in the U.S.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Breann Schossow Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Laurel White Guest
  • Jake Meth Guest

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