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Teens Fall Ill After Eating Laundry Detergent, Then Post to Social Media
NBC Bay Area ^ | 1/12 | Brandon Lopez

Posted on 01/12/2018 10:13:48 PM PST by nickcarraway

A new social media challenge is going viral, but this time, it’s causing a health hazards to those participating.

“The Tide POD Challenge” has many filming themselves chewing a Tide POD detergent packet and then posting their reactions to social media.

But many health professionals advise against participating in this challenge, as it could cause some serious health complications.

Tide detergent pods are small packages of highly concentrated laundry detergent replace traditional bottled laundry detergent.

Bear Slices SW Florida Man's Face While Walking Dog The American Association of Poison Control Centers reported that more than 10,000 children five and younger were exposed to a single-load laundry packet in 2017.

Children who have gotten the product in their mouths have reported excessive vomiting, wheezing and gasping. Some have even reported getting very sleepy.

A spokesperson from Tide says they are “deeply concerned about conversations related to intentional and improper use of liquid laundry pacs.”

Bats Take Over Texas Walmart Store “They should not be played with,” said a Tide spokesman, in reference to the Tide PODs. “Whatever the circumstance, even if meant as a joke. Like all household cleaning products, they must be used properly and stored safely.”

The front label of the Tide PODS packaging states that they are harmful if placed in the mouth or swallowed and can also irritate the eyes.

If a Tide POD is eaten, you’re urged to call Poison Control or proceed to your nearest emergency room for treatment.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Health/Medicine; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: boom; q; qanon; tidepods
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1 posted on 01/12/2018 10:13:48 PM PST by nickcarraway
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Probably a lot worse than swallowing live goldfish.


2 posted on 01/12/2018 10:15:17 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (MAGA!!!)
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To: nickcarraway

Everyday’s an IQ test, kids.


3 posted on 01/12/2018 10:19:30 PM PST by SpaceBar
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How dumb. Everyone knows you’re supposed to snort it. /s


4 posted on 01/12/2018 10:25:52 PM PST by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear - M. Gaye)
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5 posted on 01/12/2018 10:32:13 PM PST by Pray All Day
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Cascade dishwasher pods are far tastier than Tide.

Seriously though, not even Darwin could have imagined the level of stupidity attained by some.


6 posted on 01/12/2018 10:33:32 PM PST by LeoTDB69
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To: nickcarraway

GD some people are stupid.


7 posted on 01/12/2018 10:36:41 PM PST by servo1969
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Future Democratic voters.


8 posted on 01/12/2018 10:37:44 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: LeoTDB69
Cascade dishwasher pods are far tastier than Tide.

It had a nice, piquant after-dinner flavor - heavy, but with a touch of mellow smoothness.

9 posted on 01/12/2018 10:38:49 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: LeoTDB69

“Don’t worry, guys. I got this one. You’re welcome.” -Charles Darwin


10 posted on 01/12/2018 10:39:24 PM PST by Dr. Pritchett
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I wonder if we couldn’t take a swag at their and their parents’ political persuasions... hmmm.


11 posted on 01/12/2018 10:40:53 PM PST by Dr. Pritchett
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12 posted on 01/12/2018 10:41:55 PM PST by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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To: nickcarraway

Tide - It cleans clothes...and gene pools.


13 posted on 01/12/2018 10:43:38 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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"It's a laundry detergent AND a dessert topping."
14 posted on 01/12/2018 10:46:35 PM PST by dfwgator
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15 posted on 01/12/2018 10:49:33 PM PST by Jarhead9297
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Any Darwin Awards yet?


16 posted on 01/12/2018 10:55:54 PM PST by wastedyears (US out of the UN, UN out of the US.)
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"It was......soap poisoning!"
17 posted on 01/12/2018 10:57:20 PM PST by dfwgator
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BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIE EVER!!


18 posted on 01/12/2018 11:02:01 PM PST by Jarhead9297
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To: nickcarraway

I remember way back in the days of my old catholic elementary school the nuns had this white glue we’d use with those stupid little scissors and ‘’construction paper’’, any way I have to confess that sometimes I used to nibble on the glue. So did other kids. The stuff wasn’t that bad. Ah, well, when you’re a kid....


19 posted on 01/12/2018 11:03:41 PM PST by jmacusa ("Made it Ma, top of the world!'')
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I’ll take “Democrats’’ for $100 Alex!


20 posted on 01/12/2018 11:04:46 PM PST by jmacusa ("Made it Ma, top of the world!'')
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