Beware: Eating tide pods becomes an internet trend

SAN ANGELO, TX - You might have seen in going around on social media.
Young people taking part in a dangerous new online challenge known as "the tide-pod challenge".
Teens are putting laundry pods in their mouths recording it and posting it online.
But officials are warning you not to take part.
According to the American Association of Poison Control Center, over 10,000 reports of exposures to concentrated packs of laundry detergent by children 5 and younger have been reported.
We spoke to the San Angelo Poison Control center who declined an interview but did say quote:

 

"We have not seen any cases of people eating Tide-Pods here in the San Angelo emergency room or walk-in clinic"

As it becomes an internet sensation tide pods are not edible and the company says besides for laundry purposes, they should not be played with.

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