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Kayla Blanche-Relerford

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A bizarre new trend called the “Tide Pod Challenge” is gaining popularity among teens on social media– and doctors say it could land them in the emergency room.

The challenge involves people putting the small laundry detergent pacs and posting videos of themselves chewing and gagging on the oozing product online.

A thread of videos with the title “Tide Pod Challenge” have been shared to Youtube. In some videos, teens are putting the pods in frying pans and cooking them before consuming them.

Tide pods are meant to be used for laundry as alternative to powder or liquid detergent. The crazy concept of consuming the product first gathered attention in 2015 when the newspaper “The Onion” published a column about a child who wanted to eat the red and blue detergent pod, which has a candy-like appearance. Two years later, College Humor shared a video of a man eating an entire bowl of laundry pods and then was transferred into an ambulance. “I don’t regret it,” he said.

According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, there were more than 12,299 reported to highly concentrated laundry exposures to highly concentrated laundry detergent pods in 2017. Most reports involved children ages 5 and under. That’s down 14 percent since 2015, when the centers answered more than 14,000 calls.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumption_of_Tide_Pods

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