First of all, it's sad that we're in 2018 and we have to tell people that eating laundry detergent is a bad idea.
By now, I'm sure you've heard of the #TidePodChallenge, where people are literally EATING TIDE PODS to gain internet notoriety.
Apparently teens are eating laundry pods in a new social media 'challenge' called the #TidePodChallenge - Medical experts say the consequences are dire. ARE MEMES TO BLAME?!? Online “memes” feature photos depicting the laundry pods as a pizza topping or breakfast cereal. Videos posted on Twitter appear to show people biting into the detergent pacs and spitting them out. Online users joke about how "tasty" the pods look... even calling them the "forbidden fruit."
So what actually happens when you eat a Tide Pod? Well, as I'm sure you guessed, it's not super healthy.
Again, I repeat, DO NOT EAT LAUNDRY DETERGENT.
But here's the deal....
Unless some squirts in your eye, the first point of contact is your mouth and then throat. Because it's literally like acid...it obviously burns your mouth, and can cause damage to the inner mucosa of your mouth. It can also damage the lining of your stomach or esophagus as it travels down. In children, it may cause vomiting.
The most severe damage can come if some of the detergent leaks out and squirts in your eye. It can cause damage to the cornea and, in extreme cases, blindness.
You're unlikely to DIE from eating Tide Pods, but it HAS happened. If a child eats one or an adult eats enough of them, it can cause pretty severe damage.
So, moral of the story, kids. DON'T EAT TIDE PODS.