The challenge of cooking chicken with the spread of cold medicine on TikTok is considered “no different from poison” because of concerns about chemical substances.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently warned young people about the trend of using cold medicine to make chicken sauce on TikTok. This dish is said to be dangerous to human life.
Extremely popular on TikTok, the trend is called “sleepy chicken” – roughly translated as “sleepy chicken”. Participants in the challenge will sauté chicken, then drizzle NyQuil, an American cold and headache remedy, over the meat as a sauce.
As of earlier this week, the hashtag #sleepychicken has garnered more than 1.5 million views on TikTok.
Experts say that some of the chemicals in cold medicines such as acetaminophen, dextromethorphan and doxylamine will evaporate and change their properties under the effect of heat, making it dangerous for the cook to just breathe.
“This is no different from poison, it can be deadly.” A doctor said.
Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Indiana University School of Medicine, Bill Sullivan said:
“NyQuil when boiled will easily evaporate, people who inhale may fall into a state of hallucinations, loss of consciousness, convulsions and even respiratory arrest. In addition, this vapor will damage the lungs and affect the brain.”
Andy Hirneisen, food safety expert at Penn State Extension warns:
“Most of the people who prepare this dish only make undercooked chicken, cold medicine cooked at high temperature combined with undercooked meat will definitely cause danger to the digestive system.”
Not to mention, when enjoying this chicken dish, you are absorbing half a bottle of cold medicine at once, which is extremely dangerous and certainly not approved by any doctor, he added.
The FDA stresses that those who are on the trend may be influenced by friends. Whether you’re taking on this challenge because you like it, or simply to learn from people online, you should stop immediately because it can be dangerous to your life.
At the request of the FDA, TikTok has removed all content related to the hashtag “NyQuil Chicken”, but some people still intentionally make similar videos.
It’s not the first time TikTok has been criticized for helping to spread dangerous food trends. Previously, there were a number of cases where children ate laundry detergent or adult allergy medicine because they followed them on TikTok.
Facing this concern, the FDA also did not forget to warn parents to strictly control their children, keep them away from harmful content and be cautious when exposing children to drugs and chemicals. …
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