This can cause burns or poisoning if the liquitab
is put into a child's mouth.
Some wanted to be dentists, so we did a project on demineralising teeth and this year it's liquitab research.
RESEARCH on the remineralisation of teeth and the science behind liquitabs used in washing machines - it all sounds far too advanced for secondary school.
Mum-of-two Gemma Duke, from Great Barr, is backing the project after two-year-old son Zachary squeezed a liquitab in his eyes in July.
I left a liquitab in the washing machine drum, ready for the next wash, and Zachary picked it up and squeezed it in both of his eyes," recalled Gemma.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is also backing the initiative after raising concerns over liquitab packaging.
CAPSULE SCARE for mum Juliet after little Eva bit into a liquitab as we revealed last week
The alkaline chemicals in the liquitab
cause an immediate chemical burn and breathing problems as the airway starts to swell rapidly.