A British School Is Warning Its Kids Not To Eat Tide Pods

YouTube is taking down videos of teenagers eating detergent that were posted online as part of a potentially fatal online challenge. Children attempting the'Tide Pod Challenge film themselves chewing on detergent pods and then dare others to participate

There are thousands of videos online of people biting these pods, and none of them look like they're enjoying the experience.

Tide PODs contain unsafe chemicals that can cause loss of consciousness, burns, esophagus damage and more.

The Tide POD meme, which is often compared to the running joke of drinking bleach, has recently gotten so out of hand online that Tide is actually acknowledging it.

The Tide Pod Challenge appears to have started in a 2015 parody article by the Onion joking about eating the pods.

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They are risky if ingested, and poison control officials have warned people not to eat them.

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Hurts Donut Company in Oklahoma created its own spin on the viral, and risky, Tide Pod Challenge.

However, that's not the case with actual Tide pods, which have become a nightmare for first responders and health authorities in North America. "Laundry packs are made to clean clothes". "If you're concerned that your child or their friends could potentially participate in something this risky, it may be wise to use another form of laundry detergent".

"A recent trend among teenagers ingesting the packets - and uploading videos to various internet platforms including video-sharing websites, social media, and vlogging platforms - has caused significant concern among poison control centers", added a spokesperson for the American Association of Poison Control Centers. "DOING LAUNDRY. Nothing else", Tide captioned the video.

The Onion followed up with an entitled "So Help Me God, I'm Going To Eat One Of Those Multicolored Detergent Pods" that satirically mocked the trend a year later.

The company also released a public service announcement featuring the New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski in which he discouraged people from playing with Tide Pods. On social media, they're daring each other to bite into the laundry detergent.

In March 2017, CollegeHumor posted a short in which a man is mentally tortured by the idea of eating Tide PODs, entranced by their bright colors and potential flavors. This tweet received over 25,000 likes. Safety is no laughing matter, ' Tide said in a statement.

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