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(The Blaze)   Kindergartener finds out the hard way that hand sanitizer is 140-proof. On the bright side, her insides are now very sanitary   (theblaze.com) divider line 59
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2013-01-12 03:51:46 PM
My step-niece did the nearly the same thing when she was 5-years old. Only in her case it was a cinnamon flavored mouthwash (Lavoris, IIRC).

Never understood why there is alcohol in mouthwash.
 
2013-01-12 04:28:50 PM

stevetherobot: If 24 kids died in one day at one school from hand sanitizer, you can bet your ass it would be banned.


20 kids in a day, caused by one guy, once in the last 20 years. Shootings by other students at an elementary school is about as common as lightning killing elementary school students while at a school, and outsiders haven't targeted elementary school students in a very long time.

If a teacher had convinced all the students to drink hand sanitizer until they died of alcohol poisoning, this would be a more accurate analogy. We would have 20 students in a day dead from a product that is explicitly designed to kill, yet such an occurrence wouldn't call for banning hand sanitizer either.

I wonder how many parents have killed their kids since 1/1/13. It's something like 1500 a year, so we're probably at 50 or so nationwide.
 
2013-01-12 04:42:44 PM

Bathia_Mapes: My step-niece did the nearly the same thing when she was 5-years old. Only in her case it was a cinnamon flavored mouthwash (Lavoris, IIRC).

Never understood why there is alcohol in mouthwash.



Keeps the Muslims away.
 
2013-01-12 09:33:50 PM
they should make hand sanitizer out of benzedrine
 
2013-01-12 09:46:41 PM

Bathia_Mapes: My step-niece did the nearly the same thing when she was 5-years old. Only in her case it was a cinnamon flavored mouthwash (Lavoris, IIRC).

Never understood why there is alcohol in mouthwash.


It's fast, it's cheap, and it's been successfully used for millennia to sterilize anything you can't cook. The alternatives are more expensive and either much more dangerous or much less effective (some are both), and bacteria can form a resistance to most, whereas alcohol resistance is basically impossible. (Anything that developed alcohol resistance would basically necessarily become something other than bacteria.) It also works very well on viruses, including the cold, unlike any other known hand sanitizing alternative - including essential oils. It's not useful against flu though, because hands are not a common infection vector: influenza breaks down in minutes on the skin, so most infections come from more intimate contact.

To defend the policy, even when snot-nosed students are sent to school by well-meaning parents, the use of alcohol-based sanitizers has been shown to reduce absenteeism by half, which is a decent accomplishment. It's a lot easier to train a kid to sanitize a few times a day than to not pick their nose, rub their eye, pick their ear, eat with hands, etc. (The latter is a more worthwhile end goal, obviously, but the first shows better results because it's easier for kids to remember.) I'm ambivalent on requiring it, but I just plain don't like structure or rules, so I'm not the best person to ask.
 
2013-01-12 11:47:39 PM

See My Az Go: Rich Cream: Two Christmases ago I included small bottles of grape-scented hand sanitizer in my gift bags. Hopefully I took out a few of those little bastards.

When my daughter was just crawling around, she got into her diaper bag and swallowed a few ounces of grape hand sanitizer.

I freaked out and took her to the ER...they gave her some Gatorade and told me to keep her awake for a while.


I'm not sure you want to be openly telling people that. Who the hell leaves a child unattended long enough for them to ingest hand sanitizer? Besides you. Who does that?
 
2013-01-13 02:26:17 AM

p51d007: Now the lawyers will come out. If not already, as with contraceptive jelly, there will be
the mandatory "not to be taken internally" message splashed on the front.


Isn't contraceptive jelly supposed to be used internally, just not in the mouth?
 
2013-01-13 04:25:38 AM

ParagonComplex: See My Az Go: Rich Cream: Two Christmases ago I included small bottles of grape-scented hand sanitizer in my gift bags. Hopefully I took out a few of those little bastards.

When my daughter was just crawling around, she got into her diaper bag and swallowed a few ounces of grape hand sanitizer.

I freaked out and took her to the ER...they gave her some Gatorade and told me to keep her awake for a while.

I'm not sure you want to be openly telling people that. Who the hell leaves a child unattended long enough for them to ingest hand sanitizer? Besides you. Who does that?


You are:

1. Never been a parent.
2. Never even baby-sat
3. Can't farking remember what it was like to be a kid and how few minutes it took to get your ass in trouble with a "brilliant-at-the-time" idea.
4. Trolling.

I'm going for all of the above.
 
2013-01-13 11:17:47 PM

bubo_sibiricus: ParagonComplex: See My Az Go: Rich Cream: Two Christmases ago I included small bottles of grape-scented hand sanitizer in my gift bags. Hopefully I took out a few of those little bastards.

When my daughter was just crawling around, she got into her diaper bag and swallowed a few ounces of grape hand sanitizer.

I freaked out and took her to the ER...they gave her some Gatorade and told me to keep her awake for a while.

I'm not sure you want to be openly telling people that. Who the hell leaves a child unattended long enough for them to ingest hand sanitizer? Besides you. Who does that?

You are:

1. Never been a parent.
2. Never even baby-sat
3. Can't farking remember what it was like to be a kid and how few minutes it took to get your ass in trouble with a "brilliant-at-the-time" idea.
4. Trolling.

I'm going for all of the above.


You're actually being the troll for trying to deflect a perfectly valid point.
0/10

1. Nope
2. Actually, I have. My mother and I essentially raised one nephew for the first four years of his life while his mother worked, and we watched my second nephew MWF.
3. I actually have a pretty fantastic memory. I was just never a simpleton child with the mindset of a dog that ran around eating all they could find.

There is no excuse whatsoever for letting a toddler out of your sight long enough for him/her to ingest something deadly. That's what DCS is called in on.

4. Fark off, Trojan Troll.
 
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