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Do children always eat Tide capsules?

“The current voluntary standard, public awareness campaigns, and product and packaging changes to date are good first steps, but the numbers are still unacceptably high,” lead study author Gary Smith, director of Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, told Reuters. “We can do better.” RELATED: Number of Georgian […]

Tidal pods are still a hazard to children and even some adults

“The current voluntary standard, public awareness campaigns and product and packaging changes to date are good first steps, but the numbers are still too high,” said the study’s lead author, Gary Smith, director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s. Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, told Reuters. “We can do better. To […]

You need laundry detergent anyway, so why not grab the Tide pods now when they’re at a reduced price?

If you purchase an independently rated product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. There are no “ifs” when it comes to buying laundry detergent, only “when”. You will always need more because you will never stop doing laundry, so why not order more. Why now? Because Amazon […]

Why do people eat tide pods?

Photo: Samokhin Roman/Getty Images/iStockphoto All over the world, millennials are stopping to ask, in the manner of J. Alfred Prufrock: “Do I dare eat a Tide Pod?” As any adult with a half-functioning brain will tell you, the answer is no. Guess I should put this at the top: Under no circumstances eat the Tide […]

Tide Pod Challenge shouldn’t get politicians trying to outlaw stupidity

If modern America were to erect a statue in honor of a historical figure who most expresses the current zeitgeist, it couldn’t do better than Lothrop Withington, Jr. In 1939, the Harvard freshman bragged to his friends that he once swallowed a live fish. They bet him $10 that he couldn’t do it again, a […]

Lawmakers want to make Tide Pods less appetizing

ALBANY, NY – New York lawmakers want to require the companies behind detergent sachets like Tide Pods to individually wrap each sachet and change the colorful designs so that they are less appealing to children. The bill comes as children and teens grow concerned that children and teens are eating the packets, sometimes posting the […]

Make Tide Pods less appetizing? New York lawmakers want a design change for colorful packages

New York lawmakers and consumer groups want a bill that would make detergent packages safer. Joseph Spector, Albany Office ALBANY – New York lawmakers want to add detergent pouches such as Tide pods to other hazardous household products by requiring child-resistant packaging and clear labels as people eat the colorful pouches. The bill comes amid […]

The Dangerous Tide Pod challenge continues to spread

STAMFORD – Do you have an appetite for Tide Pods? In the first half of January alone, the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) reported 39 cases of teens being exposed to detergent packets. Why? The Tide Pod Challenge has taken the teenage world by storm. What started as a meme about wanting to […]

‘Tidal pod challenge’ draws attention to home poisoning risks

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania — Following recent media and social media hype about the so-called “Tide pod challenge,” an expert from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences is reminding people of the dangers of similar products in the housework. The “Tide pod challenge” is a phenomenon in which teenagers and young adults dare to place often […]

A look at what happens to your body on Tide capsules – The Simmons Voice

If you swallow the contents of the Tide Pod, it travels down your throat to your esophagus, corroding tissue along the way. The moment it reaches your stomach, your body will reject it and then trigger a vomiting response. In some cases, it is impossible to eat and swallow food due to damage to the […]

Don’t expect package design to change: NPR

Tide detergent pods, from Procter & Gamble, are seen in a Safeway store in Wheaton, Maryland, in 2015. The rate of poisonings in the so-called Tide Pods Challenge continues to grow. Gary Cameron/Reuters hide caption toggle caption Gary Cameron/Reuters Tide detergent pods, from Procter & Gamble, are seen in a Safeway store in Wheaton, Maryland, […]

CHECK: Are Tide PODS Discontinued?

This verification report examines a tweet that appears to be from Tide’s Twitter account and claims that PODS will be halted in February due to the PODS challenge. According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, more than 10,000 children under the age of five have been exposed to sachets of laundry detergent. It’s […]

Why Teens Eat Tide Pods

follow me on twitter @drClaire It’s been in the news lately: teens are eating Tide detergent pods, despite the fact that consuming them can be deadly. They film themselves doing it; it’s the “Tide Pod Challenge”. It’s not like they didn’t know it could be dangerous. Besides the fact that it’s common knowledge that detergent […]

2 in SC get sick from eating detergent in Tide Pod Challenge

Two SC residents intentionally ate pods of liquid laundry detergent over the past month as part of an internet craze that has swept the country. If you haven’t heard of the Tide Pod Challenge, you’re probably shocked that someone is doing such a thing on purpose. If so, you might be relieved the number isn’t […]

Kids Got Sick From Eating Detergent Long Before The Tide Pod Challenge

There was the bucket challenge, the cinnamon challenge, and the dummy challenge. For weeks now, thanks to a Twitter prank gone wrong, we’ve also seen the “Tide Pod Challenge”, in which teenagers on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook try to eat a packet of highly concentrated laundry detergent – and film it. “How angry am I? […]

Poison control group issues ‘high alert’ after spike in teens eating Tide Pods

The American Association of Poison Control Centers has issued a “high alert” in response to a sharp increase in the number of teenagers consuming Tide laundry detergent pods. In the first two weeks of 2018, poison control centers reported 39 cases of intentional exposure, rising to 47 in the third week, according to a statement […]

Tide Pod Challenge injuries are rare in New Jersey, but state experts are concerned

Some internet trends, such as the Ice Bucket Challenge, do good by raising money for disease research. Others are trivial, like the Mannequin Challenge, in which everyone freezes in place for a video. Others, however, can do tremendous harm. Such a trend emerged this month with the Tide Pod Challenge. The so-called challenge involves making […]

Procter & Gamble CEO, Patriots star battling the Tide Pods Challenge

As more people fall ill from eating detergent pods, a manufacturer is speaking out in hopes of ending a viral challenge. David Taylor – the CEO of Procter & Gamble, the company that makes Tide detergent – posted on the P&G website that the Tide Pods Challenge is “no laughing matter.” “As a father, seeing […]

P&G CEO says company working to stop ‘Tide pod challenge’

Procter & Gamble says it’s working to stop the “Tide Pod Challenge,” a social media-fueled trend in which teens eat single-load packets of laundry detergent. The American Association of Poison Control Centers warned last week that it had seen an increase in the number of teenagers eating the detergent pods, which it says can cause […]

Dangers of Eating Tide Pod

Getty Images If you haven’t heard, teens eat laundry detergent (though they’re old enough to know more) to participate in the Tide Pod Challenge, a viral social media stunt in which you put a lye coated capsulewhich looks like a gummy candy, in your mouth and record your reaction as the pod dissolves. In the […]

Tide Pods chemically burn any tissue they touch

Popping and eating Tide Pods can cause chemical burns to any part of your body that the highly concentrated detergent touches, experts warn. The first video of the “Tide Pod Challenge” went viral on January 7, and nearly 40 teens have ended up in poison control centers across the United States since. Detergent pods contain […]

Retailers lock Tide capsules after dangerous social media challenge

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Retailers are taking action after the dangerous tidal pod challenge has taken over social media. The trend has been sweeping the web since late 2017, showing teens trying to eat pods of laundry in any way they can, including putting them on pizza, creating “edible” recipes, and simply opening them up […]

Yes, people do eat tide capsules. No, it is not sure.

It seems every few weeks another challenge takes social media by storm. Some, like the “Ice Bucket Challenge”, promote a cause. Others, like the craze for flipping bottles, are benign. But there are also those fads that are misinformed or, worse, dangerous. The most recent, the “Tide pod challenge”, belongs to this category. It involves […]

What are tidal pods and why do people eat them?

We are investigating this wave of stupidity. UPDATE: We regret to inform you that the Tide Capsules now come in the form of a purse. If you need to know why you shouldn’t be eating laundry detergent, read on … What is a Tide Pod? Why is the US government telling young people to stop […]

YouTube pulls videos from the Tide Pod Challenge – TechCrunch

People who do stupid things on the Internet are not news. Namely: The Tide Pod Challenge, in which YouTubers filmed themselves eating — or, we really hope, pretending to eat — laundry detergent pods. Why? Uh, because they are brightly colored?? We guess??????? Obviously, that’s the level of Darwin Awards silliness – given that the […]

The “Tide Pod Challenge” highlights the danger of colored laundry packets

An incredibly stupid and extremely dangerous challenge has gone viral on social media. It’s the “Tide Pod Challenge”: Bite into the small, colorful – and potentially toxic – packets of liquid laundry detergent until they burst in your mouth. Kids, teens and young adults are posting videos of themselves doing the challenge – with the […]

Tide pod challenge videos deleted by YouTube

The risk of death isn’t enough to stop teens from eating packets of laundry detergent, so social media steps in. Teenagers are said to have taken part in the so-called ‘Tide Pod Challenge’, which involves recording themselves biting into washing machine pods and then uploading the videos online to go viral. Medical experts have warned […]

No local report of “Tide pod challenge” | News

While the ice bucket challenge, cinnamon challenge, and other online modes may have faded in recent years, a new internet-inspired “challenge” has given local hospitals and emergency rooms reasons to worry. Dubbed the “Tide Pod Challenge”, the challenge involves participants – mostly teenagers and young adults – filming themselves putting Tide pods in their mouths, […]

What’s the Tide Pod Challenge, is eating Tide Pods dangerous, and where does the meme come from?

THE Tide Pod Challenge became the newest and most dangerous internet challenge to emerge in 2018. Doctors urged teens not to participate in the dangerous craze inspired by memes. What exactly are Tide Pods and how dangerous are they to your health? 1 Doctors and parents are trying to raise awareness of the dangerous nature […]

Why the internet craze, the ‘Tide pod challenge’ is dangerous, potentially deadly

The challenge of laundry detergent pods can lead to the ingestion of toxic chemicals. BySarang Koushik MD January 16, 2018, 7:12 p.m. • 3 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article — — Spring cleaning may be months away, but laundry detergent is making headlines this week as a dangerous stunt called ‘Tide […]

The Tide Pods food meme went too far – just look at all the detergent locked up

You know a meme has gone too far when people start sharing pictures of Tide Pods locked in their local store. Several retailers, including Walmart, Walgreens, Ralph’s and Food 4 Less, have locked Tide Pods in plastic blocks or behind glass doors, according to recent reports on social media. The protective measure was noticed when […]

Local Parents and Teens Respond to ‘Tide Pods Challenge’

YORK TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, PA – You’ve probably seen it circulating the internet. It’s called the ‘Tide Pods Challenge’, where teens challenge each other. YORK TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, PA – You’ve probably seen it circulating the internet. It’s called the “Tide Pods Challenge,” where teens challenge each other to eat laundry detergent pods and it […]

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