How desperate do you have to be for an alcohol fix to eat/drink hand sanitizer?
The Chicago Tribune says some people are raising concerns about the hand sanitizers school districts are providing to combat H1N1 flu.
“H1N1 has certainly created a different way of thinking about what we’re doing in the way of influenza prevention,” said Darlene Ruscitti, DuPage County’s regional superintendent of schools. “But these are things we have to be aware of, and we need to make superintendents aware that people have brought up the issue of the alcohol content in these.”
Hand sanitizer has to be 60-percent alcohol to work, and apparently some school districts have banned it because authorities suspect students would try to get drunk with it.
Has there been a big outbreak of drunken — but sanitary — schoolchildren? No.
The Duluth News Tribune reprinted the story today and some of the reader comments were actually worth reading.
I used to eat rock salt when I was in grade school. The janitor just left it sitting by the door, and I thought it was tasty. I lived to tell. A friend of mine was filling out the paperwork to purchase some cough medication at Wal Mart. She asked them to also shoot the information back to the automotive department because she needed to buy some windshield washer solvent, too. Still makes me laugh.