Los Angeles-area hospitals are reporting a terrifying new trend among teens: using hand sanitizer to get hammered.
According to the LA Times, six teenagers have been sent to the hospital after drinking toxic quantities of hand sanitizer:
The liquid hand sanitizer is 62% ethyl alcohol and makes a 120-proof liquid. A few drinks can cause a person’s speech to slur and stomach to burn, and make people so drunk that they have to be monitored in the emergency room.
“All it takes is just a few swallows and you have a drunk teenager.”