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Hand Sanitizer Poisoning

Those of us with kids know how easy it is for their curiosity to get the better of them.  A recent article points out the dangers of children ingesting hand sanitizer.  It seems this is a much bigger deal than you might expect and the dangers are very real.  Many hand sanitizers smell great and may taste decent, such as strawberry.  The danger lurks in the amount of alcohol which can range from 45% to 95%.  By comparison wine and beer have about 12% and 5% alcohol.  Even small amounts of sanitizer can create alcohol poisoning in a small child.  There is a 400% increase in related poisonings in kids under 12. Over 16,000 cases were reported in 2014.  So if you have kids, grandkids or even friends with kids.  Keep these products out of reach!!