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Is there really anthrax in Tide detergent samples in the mail?
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Is there really anthrax in Tide detergent samples in the mail?

by GiovanniJuly 24, 2010

wacky packages tied detergentFWD: Anthrax poison in Tide detergentpacks coming thru the mail do not open or use. 7 ppl dead already. Please pass on.

The rumor: You might have received in your e-mail or more recently via text message: Those little boxes of Tide detergent that you receive in the mail contain anthrax. And people are dying!  Stop doing your laundry and head for the hills!

The truth: This is false. And if you stop to think about it for two seconds, you will realize just a little bit stupid.  In spite of the fact that the rumor claims people are dying from anthrax in their Tide, neither the national media nor the government is warning anyone about this awful attack on people with dirty laundry.

via Tide’s website:

I work for the Tide brand, I can 100% confirm that the text message going around is not true. From time to time people do this kind of thing as a prank, unfortunately there is little we can do other than to share the fact that this is completely unfounded.

If you are concerned or want further reassurance please contact our Consumer Relations team on: 1-800-879-8433

Thanks,
Mandy

 

But that doesnt stop people like Shawn Gould from posting the unfounded rumor on Facebook–his post even claims that 7 people are dead already.

Shawn Gould FWD: FWD: FWD: FWD: Anthrax poison in Tide detergentpacks coming thru the mail do not open or use. 7 ppl dead already. Please pass on.

So we ask Shawn Gould to tell us the names of the seven people who died?  What is your source of this valuable information? We are dying to know!

 


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