Among the multitude of disturbing headlines today is this one: “Surge In Alcohol Poisoning Cases Tied To Teens Drinking Hand Sanitizer.”
The article starts out:
“Health officials on Tuesday reported the rise of a troubling new trend in Southland emergency rooms: teenagers being treated for alcohol poisoning after drinking hand sanitizer.”
So apparently, the headline wasn’t lying or even misleading. The story continues…
“At least six Southland teens have been treated for drinking hand sanitizer – which is 62 percent ethyl alcohol – after zero cases were reported last year.
“Dr. Cyrus Rangan, chief of toxicology for the Los Angeles County Health Department, said kids have figured out how to distill the alcohol and turn it into a 120 proof drink.”
I have no further comments at this time, because mere comments really just can’t suffice right now.