The Internet began to spread a dangerous mob Tide Pod Challenge: Teens eat capsules of detergent and spread the video to the network. Doctors warn that such actions can harm the health, and in some cases lead to death, reports Fox News.
As the newspaper notes, teenagers chew gel pills Tide and other brands that are similar to candy, and then pass the baton to their friends to follow suit. Some even try to prepare gels prior to their use and to lay on the plate.
Doctors warn that washing powder contains ethanol, polymers and hydrogen peroxide — a highly toxic substance for the human body.
The publication explains that the mob, probably started with a satirical article in the newspaper The Onion published in 2015. In 2017, the magazine College Humor has posted a humorous video about a man who ate the capsules of powder, because they looked delicious.
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