No joke, chicas: Kids trying to get drunk on hand sanitizer
are landing themselves in the E.R. with alcohol poisoning. We’ve got to hand it
to them—gulping down the stuff is a creative way to get a buzz—but really?
Gross, not to mention incredibly dangerous.
According to KTLA,
liquid hand sanitizer is 62 percent ethyl alcohol and when distilled, becomes a
120-proof liquid, making it pretty similar to the hard stuff your parents keep
in the liquor cabinet. A couple shots is enough to make most teens flat-out
While doctors have seen teens drinking mouthwash, cough
syrup and vanilla extract, this one, they say, is a new one. Half a dozen have
been admitted to a hospital in California just in the past few weeks alone.
What to do you think of this fad, babes?
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 4/24/2012 5:45:00 PM
POSTED IN drugs & alcohol, In the News