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Last Updated June 26, 2013
Keep packets of concentrated laundry detergent away from kids!!
Because these small packets (pictured at right) are colorful and squishy, they are attractive to children. Some young children have put these small packets in their mouths, thinking they are candy, and have become very ill.
► Learn more about the risks of these small detergent packets
and keep them safely locked away.
Synthetic cathinones, or “bath salts” are powerful drugs that can cause hallucinations
and violent behavior.
► Learn more about the health risks of bath salts
Use of synthetic cannabinoids can cause dangerous health effects like psychotic episodes
► Learn more about the health risks of synthetic marijuana