According to Tide's website, each pod is filled with dozens of harmful chemicals that aren't ever meant to be ingested by humans, including bleaching agents like hydrogen peroxide, linear alkylbenzene sulfonate, and percarbonate.
Teenagers involved in the challenge have been posting videos to Instagram using the hashtag #TidePodChallenge, with scary results.
In an interview with CBS News, Procter & Gamble, the manufacturer of Tide Pods, spoke out against people of any age taking part in the Tide Pod Challenge: "They should not be played with .
Even if meant as a joke.
Even if they feel that their child would never participate in such a "challenge," parents of tweens and teens should sit their kids down to explain that the risks involved with participating in the Tide Pod Challenge can be dangerous, even deadly.