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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Hand Sanitizer Cocktails Send Teens To California Hospitals

According to a ridiculous column in today's "Huffington Post.."Hand sanitizer is supposed to kill germs, but some southern California teens are using it kill brain cells as well. In the last few months, six teenagers have shown up in two San Fernando Valley emergency rooms with alcohol poisoning after drinking hand sanitizer, according to the Los Angeles Times. This insane use of hand sanitizer has public health officials worrying that it's just the start of dangerous trend. Hand sanitizers use a formula up to 62 percent ethyl alcohol to kill germs, but some students desperate for kicks are using salt to separate the alcohol from the sanitizer, and making a potent 120-proof liquid equal in strength to a shot of hard liquor..."

Here's the insane part: the topic of kids (of all ages) getting sick after imbibing on alcohol hand sanitizer is hardly a new news story. This blog has been re-distributing similar stories from the US, Canada and Europe for the past 4 years.

Here's the other insane part: according to various news accounts..."Los Angeles officials are recommending that people use foam based sanitizers as an alternative to the alcohol gel products." What the officials in lala land forgot to advise is that people should be using NON-ALCOHOL, foam-format hand sanitizers. After all, whether  ingesting alcohol in foam or gel, you're still going to have the same side-effects. Here's the latest video clip

1 comment:

Hygiene Supplies said...

Thanks for the very informative video. Am thinking to do this at my home.