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Teens Getting Drunk From Hand Sanitizer

Wed., Apr. 25, 2012 5:20 PM EDT
by Rolling Out

Drinking hand sanitizer has become the new trend for teens looking to get a buzz. The California Poison Control System has received 60 reports of teenagers drinking hand sanitizer since 2010, showing the dangerous trend is not unique to Los Angeles. Hand sanitizer, which has 62 percent ethyl alcohol, produces a potent drink that can cause alcohol poisoning. Some of the cases involve teenagers who used salt to separate out the alcohol. Doctors are concerned, because it’s so easy to find recipes online and they are  easy to make.

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