The Tide Pod Challenge is both a stupid and dangerous internet craze that is gaining popularity among teens. The challenge requires participants to eat small pods that contain laundry detergent, which is never a good idea.
Public Health January 12, 2018
An elderly woman with dementia passed away two days after ingesting two packets of laundry pods. Hers is the sixth death of an adult with dementia due to ingesting laundry pods.
Public Health June 18, 2017
Laundry pods are more dangerous than traditional detergents, a new study has found. Aside from the higher cases of poison report among children, laundry pods also pose more serious consequences, even death.
Public Health April 26, 2016
Thousands of children are being poisoned each year across the United States by laundry detergent pods. Is industry doing enough to solve the problem?
Life July 17, 2015
Experts warned that parents with small children at home should use traditional laundry detergent. Between 2012 and 2013, there have been over 700 cases of children who were hospitalized due to exposure to laundry pods.
Life November 10, 2014