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PharmD Student Warns of Dangers of Laundry Pod Challenge

By Jenna Pizzi

Thomas Too PharmD’18, an extern at The Poison Control Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, co-authored a blog post for about the Tide Pod Challenge.

The bright, candy-colored, concentrated laundry detergent packets have been a cause of concern for poison control centers since they hit the market in 2012 and each year centers receive thousands of calls for toddlers who came in contact with them. But the new trend on social media, involves teens placing the laundry pods in their mouth in an attempt to eat them.

Too, who worked with Phuong Nguyen, a Pharmacy student at Temple University and the Poison Control Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, says that exposure to the liquid can cause major concerns.

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