USU student hospitalized after eating Tide Pods

USU student hospitalized after eating Tide Pods

USU student hospitalized after eating Tide Pods

USU Police initially called the incident a "Tide Pod overdose", but Warren said the student in question ingested a Tide Pod.

The trend, which reportedly started as a joke, has gone viral, eliciting warnings from watchdogs, poison control centers and Tide manufacturer Procter & Gamble. Now Google has stepped up its efforts, saying that it is actively removing videos portraying the potentially risky action.

"YouTube's Community Guidelines prohibit content that's meant to encourage unsafe activities that have an inherent risk of physical harm", a Google representative said in a statement.

A student at Thunder Ridge High School took a bite out of a Tide Pod during school on Friday as US health officials and social media companies grapple with the consequences of an online challenge that has gone viral. "We work to quickly remove flagged videos that violate our policies", said a YouTube spokesperson.

Earlier this month, doctors warned people not to eat the laundry pods due to health concerns. In the challenge, teenagers stuff their mouth with detergent pods, biting them or even cooking with it.

Last month, a new kind of stunt went viral on social media - the "Tide Pod Challenge" - that can be highly risky and lead to health problems.

"We are deeply concerned about conversations related to intentional and improper use of liquid laundry pacs and have been working with leading social media networks to remove harmful content that is not consistent with their policies", a company representative said.

The viral videos are just one of a series of scandals facing YouTube and its content creators, such as Logan Paul, which has spurred Google into action through the restriction of advertising revenue.

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