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.

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"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.

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