Public health officials report that some teens are using salt to separate the ingredients within hand sanitizer, drinking the Ethyl Alcohol that results and subsequently ending up with alcohol poisoning.
The drink that can be made from hand sanitizer is potent, officials say, similar to a shot of hard liquor and about 50 percent more potent than vodka or tequila.
Los Angeles has seen 16 cases of alcohol poisoning, and public health officials warn the practice could develop into a larger problem.
Read more at KSL.com.
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