Doctors: Careful using detergent pod container for halloween candy

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Laundry and dish-washing detergent pods like these have caused problems when small children handle or ingest them.

Kids aren't the only ones excited about Halloween candy: some parents also enjoy the creative opportunities to decorate buckets and bags for their kids to use to go trick or treating.

But those do-it-yourself projects could lead to problems with leftover residues and chemicals, according to experts.
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Specific phobias are distinguished by an intense and "irrational fear of something that poses little or no actual danger" and limited to a very specific thing or situation.

For example, Consumer Reports warns parents that empty detergent pod boxes are not good options to re-purpose for candy buckets. Some look like great options: bright orange containers with handles, but what could be left over is too much of a risk the organization said.
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A study published in "Pediatrics" back in May found that exposure to pods resulted in two deaths more than a 100 child injuries.

Experts say stick to what you know and clean all containers before you let your children use them.
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