Health experts warn of laundry pod challenge dangers
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(Jan. 23, 2018) Medical experts at Banner Health urge parents to talk with their kids as the laundry pod challenge continues. Teens are daring each other to eat or bite into laundry detergent pods, available from brands including Tide, Gain and others. 

The Banner Poison and Drug Information Center warns all people to keep these laundry pods and detergent up high and away. Ingestion can cause profuse vomiting, burns to the mouth and esophagus, aspirations, respiratory distress, and possible other caustic injury depending on the product. Anyone who has concerns about exposure to these pods or possible ingestion is encouraged to call 1-800-222-1222 to speak with the team of care professionals on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Editable expert interview available to download in English and Spanish.