Nobody’s up for a good challenge like us Texans. We don’t run from challenges - we make them! That said, there is a challenge going viral right now from TikTok that might have you a little hesitant about performing the task.

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WHAT IS THE ONE-CHIP CHALLENGE?

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The one chip challenge has been making its way across social media, and now it's landed in our Texas high schools. If you have a kid who uses TikTok, you should be aware of the challenge and what it could mean for your kid's health and safety.

The popular Paqui One Chip contains the Carolina reaper and scorpion pepper, which are some of the hottest peppers in the world. Now I know you’re probably thinking to yourself, "It’s just one chip, so how much harm could it really cause you?"

This chip has been putting young people in hospitals and giving them abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and even difficulty breathing that could last more than 24 hours and lead to severe complications.

I don’t want my child participating in this challenge at all. Would you?

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU TRY THE ONE-CHIP CHALLENGE?

I’ve noticed lately that a lot of kids have been going viral in Texas for doing this challenge, but at what cost?

You're gambling with your health when you perform a challenge like this. How dangerous is it? Dangerous enough for poison control to have an entire webpage of information about the capsaicin that gives the chip its insane spiciness. Capsaicin is the key ingredient in pepper spray, so just keep that in mind.

If you do decide to take this challenge, poison.org has more information on the risks and ingredients that could harm you.

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