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14 Things You Need To Know About Drinking Hand Sanitizer

So, kids are drinking hand sanitizer to get drunk. Here's everything you need to know about this hot new trend.

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4. You'll get drunk REALLY fast. / Via

"All it takes is just a few swallows and you have a drunk teenager," said Cyrus Rangan, director of the toxicology bureau for the county public health department and a medical toxicology consultant for Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

6. Getting drunk off of hand sanizter is most popular in Alaska, Missouri, and California.

The LA Times says six teenagers have shown up in two San Fernando Valley emergency rooms in the last few months with alcohol poisoning after drinking hand sanitizer.

KOB Albuquerque reports that Alaska and Missouri also have reports of the growing trend.

7. Drinking hand sanitizer can cause diarrhea, blindness, memory loss and damage to your internal organs.

According to Albuquerque Police Department Deputy Chief Paul Feist, "It's not reversible."

13. If parents buy hand sanitizer, they should purchase the foam version rather than the gel type because it is harder to extract the alcohol and teenagers may be less likely to drink it.

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