Internet meme has teens eating laundry detergent pods

Internet meme has teens eating laundry detergent pods

After the "Mannequin challenge" and "Invisible Box challenge", a new kind of stunt is all the craze in social media at the moment - the "Tide Pod Challenge", except the challenge is highly risky and can get you hospitalized. This followed numerous reports pods were getting into the hands of curious toddlers, which can cause.

Now, teens are posting videos of themselves biting into the detergent packets on social media.

College Humor posted a video about eating laundry pods in March 2017. The video ends with the student saying he doesn't regret it on an emergency backboard.

At the moment, the Tide pod challenge appears to be a joke and it does not seem that anyone has actually eaten the pods yet.

The video spurred discussions and dares on public forums like Twitter and Reddit with teenagers coming up with novel ideas to ingest detergent pods.

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The data identified life-threatening problems that occurred only when children were exposed to packets of laundry detergent, including cases of children who stopped breathing, went into comas or suffered cardiac arrest.

Many know the pods pose serious health risk for children and nonprofit Consumer Reports has also pointed out. 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. These are people who are going out and actively going to look for them to ingest them.

A spokesman said: 'Our laundry pacs are a highly concentrated detergent meant to clean clothes and they're used safely in millions of households every day.

If you or your child has swallowed a laundry detergent pod, call the national poison help hotline at 1-800-222-1222.

By 2015, jokes about wanting to consume the pods had become so rampant that even The Onion had to satirize the topic.

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