Why The Tide Pod Challenge Could Kill Teens

Luca Fermani, Staff Writer

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The newest trend, the Tide Pod Challenge, is taking over the Internet.Teens are challenging others to put a pod in their mouth, bite down on it and then post on social media. But little do they know this challenge can kill you. So far this year, Poison Control knows of 40 instances where teens tried to eat Tide pods. Let’s just say it didn’t go so well.


The effects of the tide Pod challenge are crazy. This article quotes “The pediatric fatalities have happened. Kids got very sick, they became rapidly unconscious, changes occured in their blood pressure and their pulse and eventually respiratory changes and death” said Aleguas. In conclusion DO NOT EAT THESE TIDE PODS! They are not meant to be eaten.  


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Why The Tide Pod Challenge Could Kill Teens