Poison Control Centers report spike due to teens eating laundry packets

Is the 'Tide Pod Challenge' a Real Thing?

What are hungry Tide Pod fanatics to do, now that everyone from YouTube and the US government to Rob Gronkowski has jumped their case about the dangers of purposefully ingesting laundry detergent?

A risky new trend called "Tide Pod Challenge" is becoming popular on social media, but doctors say it could land them in the emergency room.

Google, which owns YouTube, says its community guidelines prohibit content meant to encourage risky activities. "We work to quickly remove flagged videos that violate our polices", a spokesperson told nine.com.au.

There's some more context here.

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Earlier this month we told you about rumblings that the streaming platform would roll out a new subscription streaming service. Previously, creators could join YPP if they had more than 10,000 views over the lifetime of their activity on the site.

CASD released a letter to parents Thursday about the "Tide Pod Challenge".

People are videoing themselves eating the little capsules you put in your washing machine with your dirty clothes, because that is what the internet is for in 2018.

So great is the problem that YouTube and Facebook have had to remove videos showing folks eating the toxic packages.

The Tide Pods inspired donut is also available at other Hurts Donuts locations, including its branches in Missouri and Oklahoma.

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Maybe it's time to make these pods look about as appetising as poison, because if you aren't using them to clean your clothes that is what they are. "DOING LAUNDRY. Nothing else". Per USA TODAY, in 2017, poison control centers received reports of more than 10,500 exposures to highly concentrated packed of laundry detergent by children 5 and younger, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

The viral videos are just one of a series of scandals facing YouTube and its content creators, such as Logan Paul, which has spurred Google into action through the restriction of advertising revenue.

That's because there are severe health risks related to eating laundry detergent.

Ann Marie Buerkle, acting chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, told CBS that ingesting the liquid within detergent pods could be deadly.

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Last year, U.S. poison control centres received reports of more than 10,500 children younger than 5 who were exposed to the capsules. "Now people actually want them", he said.

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