Health Canada warning reminds public not to eat laundry pods

Jan 11 2018, 3:46 am

Health Canada is reissuing a warning to send a reminder that laundry pods should not be eaten.

The reminderĀ comes after an ongoing Internet joke about “Tide Pods” and how they look like a delicious snack.

We’re not even sure where this idea came from, but social media has been going wild with “Tide Pod” memes recently.

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Yes, the Internet is extremely weird.

All of these laundry pod jokes may have prompted Health Canada to reissue a statement about the dangers of consuming them.

The warning is directed specifically at children, as the pods are often mistaken for candy.

“Because laundry detergent packets are small and often brightly coloured, children can mistake them for food or toys,” said Health Canada in a statement.

The health agency recommends keeping the pods stored safely out of sight and reach of children.

It’s definitely a reminder that should be taken seriously because ingesting the pods can cause serious irritation, choking, nausea, and pain.

But we’re still wondering why the Internet is obsessed with Tide Pods.

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