Tide Pod Challenge

Tide Pod Challenge
January 12, 2018 Kim Goldman

“As part of a dangerous new online challenge, teens are putting laundry pods in their mouth.”

Yep, you heard it … this is the newest trend among teens and it is very dangerous!

In 2017, poison control centers received reports of more than 10,500 exposures to highly concentrated packs of laundry detergent by children 5 and younger but who have thought that this would become the latest “challenge” for young adults to engage in.

“Dr. Alfred Aleguas Jr., managing director of the Florida Poison Information Center in Tampa, said if someone mimicked the College Humor video, they could find themselves in a “life-threatening” situation. Swallowing even a small amount of the highly-concentrated detergent found in pods (which can happen if people bite it and spit contents out), can cause diarrhea and vomiting. In some cases, some of the detergent could even find its way into the lungs and cause breathing difficulties.”

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