New Data Show Continued Decrease of Children’s Exposures to Liquid Laundry Packets


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Data released at a meeting of the standard setting body ASTM International showed the continuing positive impact of its liquid laundry packets voluntary safety standard.

The standard aims to decrease incidents among children under the age of six related to liquid laundry packets. An independent study reported a 61% decrease in incident rates for 2018, compared to 2012-13, and the lowest absolute number of incidents since measurement began in 2012-13, continuing a three-year downward trend since 2015.

The ASTM subcommittee on liquid laundry packets met on July 16 in Washington, D.C. to review the independently collected and analyzed data from 2018. 

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