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(Reuters)   "Attention people: Please stop drinking hand sanitizer." Sincerely, the FDA   (reuters.com) divider line
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2020-04-28 9:03:13 AM  
Seems like a self correcting problem.

If you are so enamored of the President that you think this is good idea, the country is probably better without you.
 
2020-04-28 9:14:56 AM  
Stop dissing my Kamachatka vodak.
 
2020-04-28 9:15:07 AM  
Hand sanitizers in the US are required to use denatured alcohol to prevent this stupidity.

So drink-up Trumpers
 
2020-04-28 9:15:18 AM  
Clorox is still OK, though, right?
 
2020-04-28 9:16:34 AM  
These are the same folks who refuse to cover their small thermal exhaust port, right below the main port, with anything because it looks like a niqab, and bah gawd, that just ain't Amurkkan.
 
2020-04-28 9:17:17 AM  
Denatured alcohol as in something very likely to kill you. What could possibly go wrong?
 
2020-04-28 9:17:20 AM  

Billy Bathsalt: Clorox is still OK, though, right?


Only for autism.
 
2020-04-28 9:18:23 AM  

EvilEgg: Seems like a self correcting problem.

If you are so enamored of the President that you think this is good idea, the country is probably better without you.


I agree with this entire post except for one word which is totally unnecessary: "probably."
 
2020-04-28 9:18:32 AM  
This is a pretty dumb take on a real statistic. Accidental child poisonings are up quite a bit because people have their kids home all day every day and they're getting into more stuff.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/28/health​/​coronavirus-disinfectant-poisoning-chi​ldren-wellness/index.html

I hate Trump as much as the next guy but really this is a PSA for parents to triple check your hazardous chemicals are safely secured so your kids can't get to them.
 
2020-04-28 9:18:40 AM  

Billy Bathsalt: Clorox is still OK, though, right?


It's better if you cut it with some ammonia for dual action cleanliness.
 
2020-04-28 9:18:51 AM  
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2020-04-28 9:19:48 AM  
What about Sterno?
 
2020-04-28 9:20:44 AM  

madgonad: Hand sanitizers in the US are required to use denatured alcohol to prevent this stupidity.

So drink-up Trumpers


Actually it's not because people might drink it.  And if you read the article, it's says they're not made with denatured alcohol.
 
2020-04-28 9:21:16 AM  

Action Replay Nick: This is a pretty dumb take on a real statistic. Accidental child poisonings are up quite a bit because people have their kids home all day every day and they're getting into more stuff.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/28/health/​coronavirus-disinfectant-poisoning-chi​ldren-wellness/index.html

I hate Trump as much as the next guy but really this is a PSA for parents to triple check your hazardous chemicals are safely secured so your kids can't get to them.


But what if it's a cure? The President hasn't said that it isn't.
 
2020-04-28 9:21:54 AM  
It depends on what they're adding to denature it. In the current timeline, it'll be methanol so poisonings go up instead of just a bittering agent.
 
2020-04-28 9:22:05 AM  
Where are they getting have sanitizer?

I can't even find rubbing alcohol
 
2020-04-28 9:22:37 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Billy Bathsalt: Clorox is still OK, though, right?

It's better if you cut it with some ammonia for dual action cleanliness.


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2020-04-28 9:23:03 AM  
Really, what kind of logic is this?

"Kids are drinking hand sanitizer.  How can we stop this trend?"
"I know!  Let's add poison to it!"
 
2020-04-28 9:23:15 AM  

Burchill: Denatured alcohol as in something very likely to kill you. What could possibly go wrong?


That depends on the denaturant. Methanol would be a very bad idea. What they would likely use here is denatonium benzoate, which won't kill you, but just taste awful.
 
2020-04-28 9:24:05 AM  
I see the Deep State is at it again.
 
2020-04-28 9:27:03 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: Where are they getting have sanitizer?

I can't even find rubbing alcohol


Seriously, THIS!

I haven't hand sanitizer on the shelves in forever.
 
2020-04-28 9:28:28 AM  

fat boy: What about Sterno?


Effective against some strains of Andromeda.
 
2020-04-28 9:29:00 AM  
Pruno still ok to drink?
 
2020-04-28 9:29:13 AM  

The Reverend Sam Hill: Burchill: Denatured alcohol as in something very likely to kill you. What could possibly go wrong?

That depends on the denaturant. Methanol would be a very bad idea. What they would likely use here is denatonium benzoate, which won't kill you, but just taste awful.


The denatonium benzoate is also cursed.
 
2020-04-28 9:30:07 AM  
The world is laughing at us.
 
2020-04-28 9:30:11 AM  
Adding denatured alcohol? This is prohibition all over again. There are better ways to make it unpalatable than to make it intentionally MORE poisonous.
 
2020-04-28 9:30:16 AM  
Hey,
There's nothing wrong with Tito's in moderation...
 
2020-04-28 9:33:44 AM  

edmo: The world is laughing at us.


It's better than them hating us. Right? I'm trying to find a silver lining here.
 
2020-04-28 9:34:13 AM  
I'm starting to be against universal suffrage.
 
2020-04-28 9:34:20 AM  
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2020-04-28 9:38:52 AM  
If they think adding alcohol is going to make me *less* likely to drink it then they've got another thing coming.
 
2020-04-28 9:39:08 AM  

Action Replay Nick: This is a pretty dumb take on a real statistic. Accidental child poisonings are up quite a bit because people have their kids home all day every day and they're getting into more stuff.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/28/health/​coronavirus-disinfectant-poisoning-chi​ldren-wellness/index.html

I hate Trump as much as the next guy but really this is a PSA for parents to triple check your hazardous chemicals are safely secured so your kids can't get to them.


The kids have been home for awhile now.   The timing of this PSA is a direct result of Trump's moronic presser.   No doubt about that.
 
2020-04-28 9:42:34 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: Where are they getting have sanitizer?

I can't even find rubbing alcohol


I have a giant bottle in my cubicle.  I always keep a big one of my desk and that one I bought back in December or so.

However I've been working from home for 4 weeks no so it's just hidden in one of my drawers.  If things get desperate around here I'm sneaking back into the office and putting it up on eBay or Amazon.

/kidding
//but only kind of
///always be prepared Farkers
 
2020-04-28 9:44:08 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: Where are they getting have sanitizer?

I can't even find rubbing alcohol


I also have a bottle of rubbing alcohol under my sink.  I think it's from last year?

Maybe I'm weird but my kitchen sink and bathroom sink are stocked full of what everyone can't find.  I blame my parents :p
 
2020-04-28 9:45:02 AM  

fat boy: What about Sterno?


You mix it with Coke, just like a nice single malt.
 
2020-04-28 9:45:12 AM  
Are there any other countries with this problem? I mean, other than India.
 
2020-04-28 9:46:41 AM  

grokca: fat boy: What about Sterno?

You mix it with Coke, just like a nice single malt.


Mountain Dew or GTFO you heathen!
 
2020-04-28 9:47:11 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: It depends on what they're adding to denature it. In the current timeline, it'll be methanol so poisonings go up instead of just a bittering agent.


Don't be ridiculous. They use propylene glycol.
 
2020-04-28 9:59:14 AM  

madgonad: Hand sanitizers in the US are required to use denatured alcohol to prevent this stupidity.

So drink-up Trumpers


While I agree with the sentiment, this is not correct. I doubt they put methanol in anything made for use on the skin since it is so toxic (and denatured alcohol is 10% methanol). The hand sanitizers I have seen mostly use ethanol, and occasionally isopropanol. Why these people don't just go to the package store and get some Bacardi 151 (75.5% alcohol) or Golden Grain (95% alcohol) is beyond me.  BTW, if you mix equal amounts of Golden Grain and cheap (80 proof) vodka, it makes about 65% alcohol.
 
2020-04-28 9:59:52 AM  
It's enough to make me go back to drinking NyQuil.
 
2020-04-28 10:02:02 AM  
The FDA, which in March relaxed rules to allow pharmacists to supply alcohol-based hand sanitizers without prescriptions

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers have always been available without prescription. I assume they mean ethanol-based without denaturing agents.
 
2020-04-28 10:06:04 AM  

tykoglas: Adding denatured alcohol? This is prohibition all over again. There are better ways to make it unpalatable than to make it intentionally MORE poisonous.


The point in requiring denaturing is that nobody will ever 'try' some that isn't awful. We don't want the situation that some brand is straight ethanol and people discover that they can drink it - because that will eventually lead to drinking too much of a different brand that is poison.
 
2020-04-28 10:10:52 AM  

farkturf: madgonad: Hand sanitizers in the US are required to use denatured alcohol to prevent this stupidity.

So drink-up Trumpers

While I agree with the sentiment, this is not correct. I doubt they put methanol in anything made for use on the skin since it is so toxic (and denatured alcohol is 10% methanol). The hand sanitizers I have seen mostly use ethanol, and occasionally isopropanol. Why these people don't just go to the package store and get some Bacardi 151 (75.5% alcohol) or Golden Grain (95% alcohol) is beyond me.  BTW, if you mix equal amounts of Golden Grain and cheap (80 proof) vodka, it makes about 65% alcohol.


They aren't worried about drunks buying it to drink.

They are worried about teenagers drinking it because mom and dad put a lock on the liquor cabinet.

And actually they often do put methanol in it. Not always, but it is the most common additive.
 
2020-04-28 10:28:50 AM  

madgonad: They aren't worried about drunks buying it to drink.


Maybe they should be. It's super cheap, people are out of work and with limited money. If you're super desperate, they might see this as an option. I hope not, but it's a problem.

Denaturing, in that case, will do more harm than good.
 
2020-04-28 10:38:02 AM  
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2020-04-28 10:39:09 AM  
Dear health officials: Stop protecting the stupid people from darwin, they are the reason the country is in the state its in
 
2020-04-28 10:43:39 AM  
Technically, ingesting toxic disinfectants would prevent you from catching any viruses, COVID-19 included.

You can't get sick if you're already dead.
 
2020-04-28 10:52:29 AM  

TheFoz: TheGreatGazoo: Where are they getting have sanitizer?

I can't even find rubbing alcohol

I have a giant bottle in my cubicle.  I always keep a big one of my desk and that one I bought back in December or so.

However I've been working from home for 4 weeks no so it's just hidden in one of my drawers.  If things get desperate around here I'm sneaking back into the office and putting it up on eBay or Amazon.

/kidding
//but only kind of
///always be prepared Farkers


I have a giant bottle, too. I always do to refill several travel-sized bottles I keep on me while away from home. I'm extra cautious during cold/flu season because I get a chain reaction of shiat starting with a cold virus and ending with Monistat. No thanks to my defunct sinuses and predictably needing antibiotics despite sinus surgery in '07.

/sorry, TMI
//but seriously, I avoid colds at all costs
///also cross the state border to stock up on pseudo while I'm feeling well enough to do it
 
2020-04-28 11:20:45 AM  
FTA:
U.S. FDA says steps needed to stop people drinking hand sanitizer.

Me: Uhh yeah i'm kinda thinking the answer to stopping it, will be related to why that started going on in the first place.
 
2020-04-28 11:26:23 AM  
STOP listening to the Giant Orange Turd!
 
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