A detergent used to wash your clothes, your hair and your teeth could be causing the spread of a parasitic worm that could be making your detergents more toxic.
The worm has now been found in one of the products from the company which is responsible for detergent containing the drug, according to an investigation by Radio Times.
It has been identified as the worm of the month, the red worm.
A spokeswoman for the company said it would be taking the worm to the National Institute of Health for further testing, but did not provide further details.
The company, which is based in Dublin, has received more than 100 complaints of the red worms spreading in detergent from consumers and customers of the company, according the Radio Times report.
“It is very concerning that these are the worms that cause the problems,” said Dr Anne Laffey, from the Centre for Applied Parasites Research at the University of Ulster.
“They are very aggressive and they can carry diseases such as coronavirus and can cause people to get very sick if they have not been treated properly.”
The spokeswoman added that the company was “looking into it as an outbreak and is taking the worms to the NIH for further analysis”.
The Irish Institute of Food and Drink has been contacted for comment.