Apparently Eating Laundry Detergent Pods Is The Latest 'Young People' Trend

12 January, 2018, 19:34 | Author: Sherman Richardson
  • Apparently Eating Laundry Detergent Pods Is The Latest 'Young People' Trend

The challenge involves laundry detergent pods - and it could be unsafe.

Since the introduction of laundry detergent pods into the United States in 2010, poison control centres in the country have noted an increase in the number of cases for detergent ingestion.

A March 2017 video likely generated the biggest conversation about students eating pods. The video ends with the student saying he doesn't regret it on an emergency backboard.

The video spurred discussions and dares on public forums like Twitter and Reddit with teenagers coming up with novel ideas to ingest detergent pods.

Health risks posed by detergent packets were brought into the limelight in 2012 when the American Association of Poison Control Centers warned against keeping laundry pods within the reach of children aged five years or younger.

Chaos at JFK airport with flood, storm backlog
Other photos showed a sea of unclaimed luggage and packed crowds of frustrated travelers unable to reach their destinations. Thousands of flights were cancelled because of the winter storm, leaving many travellers stranded at the airport for days.


AG Sessions: No 'Buds' in California
Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts . In Washington state alone, the marijuana industry paid Dollars $280 million in taxes in the last fiscal year.


Reliance may create cryptocurrency 'JioCoin' under Akash Ambani
According to a survey carried out by the Income Tax department, there are six lakh active cryptocurrency traders in India. Mukesh Ambani led Jio Infocomm is planning to launch JioCoin to power its blockchain projects in the coming months.


The videos are supposedly made to be amusing; a satirical response to national, commercialized warnings against ingesting Tide pods, which are jokingly referred to as the "forbidden fruit". To date, there have not been reports of anyone being taken to the hospital or receiving medical attention due to eating Tide pods as a result of the challenge.Still, the company urged their consumers and their families to use these products for laundry purposes only.

Even if a person spits out the liquid, it is still capable of causing diarrhoea and vomiting. These are people who are going out and actively going to look for them to ingest them.

"Our laundry pacs are a highly concentrated detergent meant to clean clothes ..."

If you or someone you know has eaten a laundry detergent pod, call the national poison help hotline at 1-800-222-1222 or text POISON to 797979 to save the number in your phone.

By 2015, jokes about wanting to consume the pods had become so rampant that even The Onion had to satirize the topic.

Recommended:

  • Quake  of 5.1 magnitude jolts southern Iran

    Quake of 5.1 magnitude jolts southern Iran

    Another one was 5.2 magnitude at about 10:14 a.m. (0714 GMT), with 10 km depth, close to the first near Mandly, the USGS said. In Iraq, nine people were killed and 550 were injured, according to the United Nations. "It's ongoing activity there".
    Salman Khan Gets Death Threats, Given Additional Security

    Salman Khan Gets Death Threats, Given Additional Security

    On a related note, along with Salman, the movie also features Anil Kapoor, Daisy Shah and Jacqueline Fernandez. Lawrence has been charged with over 20 attempts to murder, carjacking, extortion and snatching.

    MPS Loria Financial Planners LLC Acquires Shares of 10607 Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

    Shares price moved down from its 50 days moving average with 1.20% and remote positively from 200 days moving average with 6.67%. The total amount of shares outstanding is 2.66 billion, giving the company a market capitalization of about 378.07 billion.
  • Microsoft Fall Creators Update available to all Windows 10 users

    Microsoft Fall Creators Update available to all Windows 10 users

    The company claims the Fall Creators Update is the fastest version of Windows 10 ever to reach 100 million devices. According to Microsoft the rollout of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is now fully available worldwide.
    Mekong leaders fail to raise environmental concerns at summit in Phnom Penh

    Mekong leaders fail to raise environmental concerns at summit in Phnom Penh

    Communities in the lower Mekong countries have reported depleted fish stocks in recent years and are blaming the dams. This cooperation mechanism was created in November 2014 at Li's proposal during the 17th China-ASEAN Summit.
    The Internet Can't Get Over James Franco Blocking Tommy Wiseau

    The Internet Can't Get Over James Franco Blocking Tommy Wiseau

    The film is so bad, it's screened regularly for audiences who want to make fun of it - and celebrate its atrociousness - en masse. Before Sunday's Golden Globes telecast, I had no intention of going to see " The Disaster Artist ".
  • Gucci Museum in Florence reopens

    Gucci Museum in Florence reopens

    And yet, here we are, because Gucci has just opened up a literal restaurant and the menu sounds delicious enough, to be honest. The menu might appeal to fashion-conscious travelers looking for a slice of Gucci glamor.
    Hot Stock to Watch: Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD)

    Hot Stock to Watch: Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD)

    Rite Aid Corporation's Average Earnings Estimate for the current quarter is $-0.01, according to consensus of 5 analysts. If we take a long term observation, shares have been trading at a distance of -12.87% from the 200-day moving average.
    CBI court issues notice to RJD's Tejashwi Yadav

    CBI court issues notice to RJD's Tejashwi Yadav

    Overall, the fodder scam is the fraudulent withdrawal of more than Rs 900 crore from the Chaibasa treasury for almost 20 years. This case pertains to alleged fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994.
  • Leonard pours in 25 to carry Spurs over Knicks

    Leonard pours in 25 to carry Spurs over Knicks

    Manu Ginobili's legend grew a bit longer with a freaky 3-point shot during the Spurs-Knicks game on Tuesday night in NY . Gregg Popovich didn't even know what to say. "Then everybody started grabbing me and saying the ball went in".
    Macron in Rome for Italy-France treaty (2)

    Macron in Rome for Italy-France treaty (2)

    China and France have promoted themselves as leaders on global warming after Trump pulled out of the Paris climate agreement. Chinese online retailer JD.com has unveiled plans to sell €2bn of French goods to Chinese consumers in the next two years.
    Cindy Crawford Teams Up with Pepsi for Super Bowl LII Advertisement

    Cindy Crawford Teams Up with Pepsi for Super Bowl LII Advertisement

    The Pepsi Stuff program, meanwhile, will let customers get vintage shirts, hats and jackets by redeeming points. It's exactly that sense of family and love that led Crawford to reunite with Pepsi for a new commercial.


Popular

Here's who's going to be lead in Akshay Kumar's Kesari
Earlier, the first look of the film was unveiled, in which the "Rustom" star is seen exuding stoicism in a turbaned avatar. He stated that he goofed up with the picture and remarked that Twitter users are quite quick in mocking him about it.

Mohamed Salah reacts to Philippe Coutinho's move to Barcelona
In the past month, Salah scored 5 goals and made 3 assists in 7 games for The Reds. Jordan Henderson is a doubt for Man City with a thigh problem.

US urges Iran to release agitationists
He added there was no accurate information about the number of people arrested by the regime in other Iranian cities. The demonstrations morphed quickly into protests against the clerical establishment and the country's leaders.

Finalists for 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Announced
Though Lynch only played in Denver for four seasons, he made the most of his time as a Bronco, earning four more Pro Bowl nods. Players are eligible to be a Modern-Era finalist for 20 years before they become a Senior finalists.

Online Store Leaks Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date & Delay
Coolshop is a popular video game chain and they have Red Dead Redemption 2 listed on their site with a June 8, 2018, release date. Once again, the time between now and the supposed release window is short, and yet there are no signs of a marketing push.

Mulgrew responds to Gov. Cuomo's State of the State address
The Democrat will outline his 2018 agenda in the speech Wednesday, the first day of the legislative session. The plants are created to support traditional power plants during periods of high demand, or "peaks".

'The Last Key' Defeats 'The Last Jedi' at Weekend Box Office
Down 55% from last weekend , the eighth chapter in the ongoing Skywalker saga has banked $572.5 million so far. But it's not topping the best opening of the franchise , 2013's " Insidious: Chapter 2 " ($40.2 million).

Celebrity Big Brother Announces First Male Housemate Of This Series
Many eagle-eyed fans took to Twitter to address the big change, which also resulted in a new format. Her hair was preened to perfection by Emma's to-go-to stylist Louis Byrne.

Virgin Trains has stopped selling the Daily Mail on its services
Virgin Trains is a different franchise to Virgin Trans East Coast but both are backed by Stagecoach and Virgin. The animosity between Virgin, Branson, and the Mail is nothing new - and it has been intense in recent months.

SNYDER: Magic, Lakers? Just guests on LaVar Ball's reality show
Lonzo Ball is the first Lakers player with a double-double that did not include points since Lamar Odom in 2008. However, there was an understanding that he'd keep negative opinions about the Lakers franchise to himself.