Poison Control Issues ‘High Alert’ to Stop Knuckleheads From Eating Tide Pods

This is insanity.

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Left: YouTube/Jake Iannarino

If Rob Gronkowski can’t deter youngsters from eating laundry detergent, maybe Poison Control can. 

The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) has been forced to address the incredibly moronic “Tide Pod Challenge” that’s become popular among half-witted teenagers. 

A press release from the AAPCC states that poison control centers across the U.S. have handled 39 “intentional exposures cases among thirteen to nineteen year olds” in the first two weeks of January.

That number more than doubled in the third week for a grand total of 86 cases as of January 21.  


Stephen Kaminski, JD, AAPCC’s CEO and Executive Director, warned of potentially lethal consequences that can ensue.  

“We cannot stress enough how dangerous this is to the health of individuals—it can lead to seizure, pulmonary edema, respiratory arrest, coma, and even death.” 

The good news is that a few YouTube personalities have stepped up to discourage people from participating in the idiotic viral trend. 

If you or a loved one is still dumb enough to try it, don’t hesitate call the national Poison Help hotline at 1-800-222-1222. 

h/t: Unilad