Soda bottles and household chemicals are sometimes used to make low-power bombs. iStockphoto.com hide caption toggle caption iStockphoto.com Shots - Health News MacGyver Says: Don't Mix Teenage Boys And Homemade Bombs June 20, 2013 Making low-power bombs with household chemicals like toilet bowl cleaner may seem like harmless summer fun. Not so, says the CDC. The bombs can cause burns and lung injuries, not to mention a visit from the local hazardous materials squad. Leave the bomb-making to TV hero MacGyver.