Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Teens eat laundry detergent in unsafe social media 'challenge'

Teens eat laundry detergent in unsafe social media 'challenge'

The new memes that emerged on YouTube and elsewhere come as P&G considers a return to YouTube advertising after pulling the plug on paid placements there previous year over brand-safety concerns. "Like, I get you want views on the internet but you might also die", Gomez said.

Unfortunately, the Tide Pod Challenge is already the second risky trend of 2018.

If a product gets in the eye, rinse immediately with plenty of water for 15 minutes and seek medical advice as needed.

Tide has also attempted to make the product safer by using child-proof packaging.

Recently, the public's inexplicable lust for the toxic cleaning supply has reached new levels, and doctors are now warning parents that the trend has gone from harmless fun to extremely unsafe. And not just kids are at risk. It all started back in 2015 when The Onion published column which was written from a perspective of a child wondering what it would be like to eat the red and blue-colored detergent Tide pods, which looked like sweets. All was then owned by Sun Products, now by Henkel. The end of the video shows a guy consuming a bowl of pods before being ushered off by an ambulance saying, "I don't regret it".

The commission this week issued a public warning about the risky of the 'Tide Pod Challenge'.

Shortly after the video went viral, home videos of people eating laundry detergent pods began popping up on Reddit, Twitter and YouTube. What started as a joke, according to USA Today, has turned into a trend with young adults and teens eating toxic pods that contain detergent.

"How is it 2018 and we have to warn people to not eat laundry detergent?".

There's a good chance you have them in your home right now. small, colored packs of chemicals meant for cleaning your clothes.laundry pods. "They should be only used to clean clothes and kept up, closed and away from children".

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

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