The Tide Pod Challenge has people eating laundry detergent pods for fun

The Tide Pod Challenge has people eating laundry detergent pods for fun

"I think it's kind of foolish because, number one, I think most of the problem comes from the coating itself... if you look at data for liquid soap ingestion, just liquid soap ingestion by itself doesn't cause too many problems", Dr. Joe Krug of St. Vincent Health told WXIN.

So, they've come up with a detergent deterrent to get ahead of the narrative, and show that, hey, they've done all they can to warn people that you shouldn't eat Tide Pods, no matter how amusing the premise of digging in on a bag of laundry detergent seems to be.

Tide Pods are no longer being used for washing clothes, and Tide isn't happy about it.

Millennials around the country are swept up in recording themselves performing a risky new challenge in which they eat washing tablets. What started as an innocent meme is now a unsafe challenge - the Tide Pod Challenge - like that of the cinnamon challenge. Legit enough that it's apparently become something of a minor public health crisis in the United States, and overnight, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an actual federal government body, sent out a Tweet pleading with Americans to stop consuming detergent.

Dark Souls Remastered Coming to Nintendo Switch
Dark Souls' previous re-release on PC was dubbed the Prepare to Die edition, which makes it sound a separate version of the game. Not only that but the multiplayer will support 6 players at once, making it easier than ever to team up and beat up a boss.

"A meme should not become a family tragedy", the federal agency tweeted.

Following the craze, Tide issued a statement: "Our laundry packs are a highly concentrated detergent meant to clean clothes ..."

According to US Poison Control, the negative effects of biting into laundry pods include "coughing, choking, trouble breathing, coma, and possibly death".

In recent years, the company even made the pod containers more childproof after reports of children mistaking them for candy and eating them unknowingly.

Related Articles

  • Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for Accenture Plc Increased by Analyst

    KeyCorp reiterated a buy rating and issued a $149.00 price target on shares of Accenture in a report on Thursday, September 28th. The institutional investor owned 110,033 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 410 shares during the period.
    Oprah Winfrey Wins US Presidency in Hypothetical Race Against Trump

    Oprah Winfrey Wins US Presidency in Hypothetical Race Against Trump

    She had told CBS last October: "There'll be no running for office of any kind for me". " she said during her acceptance speech ". She wasn't thinking in those terms.
    Homework assignment asked students for 3 'good,' 3 bad reasons for slavery

    Homework assignment asked students for 3 'good,' 3 bad reasons for slavery

    Principal Jim Van Dellen declined to speak with FOX6 News on camera, but admitted Tuesday the assignment was out of line. The teacher in question has not been identified and it is unclear if the teacher was disciplined or not.
  • Traynor Capital Management Inc. Increases Stake in Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

    Traynor Capital Management Inc. Increases Stake in Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

    Deutsche Savings Bank Ag owns 0.01% invested in NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIW) for 55,787 shares. (NASDAQ:ACIW) for 23,330 shares. It improved, as 39 investors sold PX shares while 277 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 82 raised stakes.
    Doctors say this years flu shot is only 10 percent effective

    Doctors say this years flu shot is only 10 percent effective

    There were four deaths statewide during the same weekly period in 2017, but 14 total deaths through January 14, 2017. According to the CDC, everyone 6 months of age and older should get a seasonal flu vaccine each year.
    Yerry Mina: Joining Barcelona means indescribable pride

    Yerry Mina: Joining Barcelona means indescribable pride

    Vital Barcelona welcomes Yerry Mina to our fine club, here's hoping it is a long and successful stay. I will be calm and I'll try to control the adrenaline and I'll adapt to the group with my dancing.
  • Vikings QB Sam Bradford will be active vs. Saints

    Vikings QB Sam Bradford will be active vs. Saints

    That means the Saints-Vikings victor will be on the road when they play next week against the Eagles in the NFC championship game. He returned to practice last week after recovering from a left knee injury.
    'Mario Tennis Aces' announced for the Nintendo Switch

    'Mario Tennis Aces' announced for the Nintendo Switch

    Then in 2000, Nintendo released a tried and true "MT" game for the N64 console aptly titled " Mario Tennis 64". The wait between exclusive game launches has been more consistent in the first year of the Switch.

    Gulfport Energy Corp. (GPOR), AK Steel Holding Corporation (AKS)

    Separate data, meanwhile, showed that wholesale inventories rose by 0.8% in November, surpassing estimates for a gain of 0.7%. Kellogg Company (K ) stock price escalated 0.33% to finalize at $69.17 throughout previous buying and selling session.
  • Nintendo France: EA to 'double down' on Switch this year

    Nintendo France: EA to 'double down' on Switch this year

    Payday 2 will also feature a new character, Joy , who is said to use their hacking abilities to make things easier for the team. This most likely makes it the most successful game to enter Xbox One Game Preview.

    Analyst Commentary On Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX), Advaxis, Inc. (ADXS)

    Moneta Invest Advisors Limited Liability has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX ). Ontario - Canada-based National Bank Of Nova Scotia has invested 0.04% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX ).
    Government, citing ruling, again will accept requests for DACA protection

    Government, citing ruling, again will accept requests for DACA protection

    Trump ignored shouted questions about his comments as he signed a proclamation Friday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. David Perdue (R-GA) issued a joint statement on Friday afternoon, which did not expressly deny the incident.