Skip to comments.Alarming Trend: Teens Are Eating Laundry Detergent In 'Tide Pod Challenge'
Posted on 01/13/2018 2:24:12 PM PST by MarvinStinson
Teenagers have started eating laundry detergent in the "Tide Pod Challenge."
"I cannot believe I'm about to do what I'm gonna do," YouTuber Marc Pagan said before sinking his teeth into a Tide Pod. "I'm just bored, so I'm doing something right now that is completely stupid."
"I know I shouldn't do it and I don't want to do it, but I'm doing it," the 19-year-old said.
Detergent pods include various toxic ingredients, including ethanol, hydrogen peroxide, and polymers. These toxins clean clothes effectively, but provide the opposite of nutritional value.
Indeed, ten deaths have been linked to the ingestion of these kinds of pods. Two toddlers died this way, and eight seniors with dementia perished after consuming detergent, CBS News reported.
Ann Marie Buerkle, acting chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, expressed worry about the trend. "This is what started out as a joke on the internet and now it's just gone too far," she said.
A previous scare in 2015 when concerns focused on toddlers accidentally eating the pods inspired calls from Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) for new regulations on the pods.
In this case, people know it's stupid and dangerous, but they're doing it anyway. No regulation will prevent an idiot from harming himself. In various videos, teens expressed their knowledge of the health risks involved before undertaking the activity.
The police in Lawrence, Kansas, had a perfect response. "How is it 2018 and we have to warn people to not eat laundry detergent? OK, here goes.... Kids, don't eat laundry detergent. Also, don't smoke meth," the department tweeted.
Tide just cleaning the gene pool.
And to quote Martha Stewart “it’s a good thing”.
Hydrogen Peroxide is a powerful oxidizer. Just drop some of a 20% solution on your skin and see what happens.
It's rather surprising that Chunks Schumer wasn't the one screaming about it.
Why is it that every time some stupid fad hits the streets, it's a Democrat that ALWAYS jumps in front of the cameras demanding new regulations?
And say we did.
Whatever happened to drinking too much grain alcohol like a typical 19 year old from my generation?
Darwin marches onward.
Which makes it an ideal fuel for jet packs.
I’ve heard of washing a kid’s mouth out with a bar of soap, but this beats that.
Ha! I've used 40%. As a kid, an older cousin was staying with us one Summer, and I got a cut, and grabbed the, well, "a" peroxide bottle. Little did I know, it was for her hair.
Certainly killed any germs, not to mention bleaching skin edges of the cut.
Kids are not taught any kind of logical thinking nowadays.
My mom washing my mouth out with soap when I was 5 taught me some things: Don’t eat soap, Don’t cuss in front of my parents, show respect for mom and dad.
In our home we had Lava brand soap - the sandy grit of it was extra incentive to us kids not to be foul-mouthed.
You just cannot prevent stupid people from doing stupid things. It is a sad fact of life.
Lava would undoubtedly suck in a major way
“I have to eat detergent to get the taste of jenkem(*) out of my mouth!”
(*) The sniffing fermented human waste to get high hoax of just a few years ago.
This kid needs some problems in his life.
If he keeps this up he will have them.
People are just plain out stupid these days.
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