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Why teenagers eat Tide pods

By: Claire McCarthy, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications Itís been on the news recently: teens are eating Tide detergent pods ó despite the fact that eating them can be lethal. They film themselves doing it; itís the ďTide Pod Challenge.Ē Itís not like they donít know it can be dangerous. Besides the fact that itís common knowledge that detergent isnít food, there has been a lot of media coverage about the dangers of…

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