Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Tide pods: good for laundry but not to eat - Bryanna Slater and Brianna Cox

t is the new year of 2018 and already things are not making sense in this world. First it was the "water challenge" then the "cinnamon challenge" Now it's the "Tide Pod challenge." There are videos circling the world's internet of mostly teenagers doing this ridiculously dangerous challenge. It started with a dare.  Now it's gone too far,  hurting and even killing many people.  The tide pod challenge is when an individual places a laundry detergent filled pod in their mouth, chews it up while recording and spits it out. Some teens are even going as far as smoking the detergent in these pods all for attention.
Last year,  A College Humor made a video titled “Don’t Eat the Laundry Pods. (Seriously. They’re Poison.).” The video showed a college student researching the dangers of consuming one of these small pods of detergent. Not long after, he ended up devouring them on camera. The student ended up on a stretcher on the way to the hospital being transported by ambulance.  This year there have been 37 reported cases -all being teenagers, more then half being intentional.
People who have been exposed to this challenge have been  hospitalized with breathing difficulties,  loss of consciousness and vomiting.
Children and teens can aspirate on the liquid by inhaling it or even become ill by ingesting it.  They can experience change in heart ambulance.  This year there have been 37 reported cases -all being teenagers, more then half being intentional.
People who have been exposed to this challenge have been  hospitalized with breathing difficulties,  loss of consciousness and vomiting.
Children and teens can aspirate on the liquid by inhaling it or even become ill by ingesting it.  They can even experience a change in heart rate and blood pressure causing seizures even.  Kids who have asthma have an even higher risk of complications but some may not think of that before doing this dangerous challenge.
This challenge has gotten so serious that some stores are locking up their tide pods and asking for identification before selling them.

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