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Tanishq Suryavanshi is a medical student at McMaster University

Blair Bigham is an emergency medicine resident at McMaster University and a freelance journalist

 

Bandar Baw is an assistant professor, emergency physician and toxicologist at McMaster University

 

 

The early part of 2018 has seen the rise of the “Tide Pod Challenge”, in which people have posted viral videos of themselves attempting to eat laundry detergent pods from a variety of brands. The number of poison control calls for laundry detergent pod poisoning in the first 15 days of 2018 already equalled all calls in 2017, thanks to internet viral videos. These ingestions pose a significant concern for the healthcare system, as care spans a variety of disciplines and is a presentation that many may not be familiar with. ...continue reading