Apparently to some teens, it is and to the point where some schools are even banning it. The ethanol-based hand sanitizer is 60% ethanol, which translates to a whopping 120 proof and has led some teenagers to consume it orally for an easy and cheap drunk. As one could imagine, calls to poison control centers around the country have spiked dramatically as this trend, believed to have been started in California, continues to grow. Teens are even going as far as to separate the alcohol from the gel and using the internet to find recipes for how to make the sanitizer more palatable. What’s next, Sanitizer Sangria? Sanitizer of Hand Harvey Wallbanger? Who knows, but officials have warned parents to keep track of hand sanitizer use in the home as they would medication, and to switch to foam sanitizer as it may be less appealing to teens for abuse.
In honor of Cinco de Mayo
- 2 Parts Hand Saniziter (Purell is Preferred)
- 1 Part Agave Nectar
- 1 Part Lime Juice
- 1 Part Triple Sec
- 1 Part if you are actually making this stop because this is NOT SAFE
Until Next Time,