Medical experts warn parents to watch for danger signs of young people getting drunk on the over-the-counter cleansers, which have a high percentage of ethyl alcohol.
Six teenagers have shown up in two San Fernando Valley emergency rooms in the last few months with alcohol poisoning after drinking hand sanitizer, worrying public health officials who say the cases could signal a dangerous trend.
Some of the teenagers used salt to separate the alcohol from the sanitizer, making a potent drink that is similar to a shot of hard liquor.
Teens… seriously? You guys are clever as hell (salt-effect distillation?!) but don’t do this. A message from your Tumblr host. —S.
Instead of getting coverage at work, more Americans would shop for it on their own. That would mean more choices — and more risk. Critics and independent analysts say the impact would probably leave a larger number of Americans without insurance.
“Cops (and detectives in particular) are usually on the same page about law and order issues. Not this time… We had missed a lot of indicators in the months that preceded the verdicts.”—Kurt Wachter, retired LAPD detective. We have a lot of interesting stories up on our L.A. riots memory page, and more to come. You can share your story here.