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20 January 2018, 03:55 | Nina Hammond

YouTube Wants You To Stop Eating Tide Pods Because 2018 Is Weird As Hell

Is the 'Tide Pod Challenge' a Real Thing?

"We work to quickly remove flagged videos that violate our polices", a spokesperson told nine.com.au.

A Hurts Donut branch in Witchita, Kansas, aimed to make the "Tide Pod Challenge" safe for consumption by transforming it into an edible donut.

The Tide pod videos constitute a violation of the Google-owned (GOOGL) video platform's longstanding policy, which prohibits potentially harmful or unsafe content. Facebook, the social media giant that also owns Instagram, is also taking action to combat the trend. Procter & Gamble, which owns the Tide brand - and whose clout as an online advertiser is significant - had already said that it was pressing social platforms to remove the videos. On its part, YouTube said video challenges that could spawn unsafe acts will be immediately flagged and marked for deletion. Some teens shake, stir, or even cook them.

Why is the tide pod challenge risky? Last year, College Humor published a video titled "Don't Eat the Laundry Pods". Both of these stories were obviously produced as jokes, but, long story short, people eventually started filming themselves eating the pods and uploading the videos.

"Teens trying to be amusing are now putting themselves in danger by ingesting this poisonous substance", Ann Marie Buerkle, chairperson of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, told Good Morning America.

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More than 40 calls relating to children aged 13 to 19 eating laundry detergent pods have been recorded in the U.S. this year, with half believed to be due to intentional ingestion and many more going unreported, according to Minnesota Poison Control System.

So far in 2018, there have been 37 reported cases among teenagers - half of them intentional, according to the data.

"Everyone needs to be aware of the dangers of swallowing the contents of a single-load laundry packet".

For more information on the danger of Tide Pods, visit Tide's website, which contains an entire page of safety tips related to its laundry pods.

"Hurts Donuts" is selling doughnuts created to look like the pods, as a way to encourage teens to put down the laundry detergent tab. and eat a doughnut instead.

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