Dangerous viral videos and memes are circulating among teens pretending to, or actually eating, Tide Pods. Tide spokesman Rob Gronkowski may have gotten a concussion in last week’s AFC championship game, but even he knows they should NOT be eaten!
According to The New York Times, poison control centers in the first half of January alone dealt with 39 cases of teenagers ingesting the colorful laundry packets.
Once the pods are bitten, chemicals mixed with concentrated detergent and water can cause severe burns to the mouth, esophagus or the respiratory tract. Gronk’s right – just say “no” to eating Tide Pods!