Fw: Dangers of children ingesting hand sanitizer
- Hi everyone,
Although hand sanitizer is great at preventing the spread of germs, it can be very dangerous if it is ingested. I checked this out with snopes.com and it's true...
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Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2007 12:42:38 +0000
FYI- Got this from a friend....DON'T let kids use HAND SANITIZER...
Yesterday, My youngest daughter Halle wh o is 4, was
rushed to the emergancy room by her father for being severely lethargic
and incoherent. He was called to her school by the school secretary for being
"very VERY sick." He told me that when he arrived that Halle was barely sitting
in the chair. She couldn't hold her own head up and when he looked into her
eyes, she couldn't focus them.
He immediately called me after he scooped her up and rushed her to the
ER When we got there, they ran blood test after blood test and did x-rays,
every test imaginable. Her white blood cell count was normal, nothing was out
of the ordinary. The ER doctor told us that he had done everything that he
could do so he was sending her to Saint Francis for further test.
Right when we were leaving in the ambulance, her teacher had come to
the ER and after questioning Halle's classmates, we found out that she had
licked hand sanitizer off her hand. Hand sanitizer, of all things. But it
makes sense. These days they have all kinds of differents scents and when you
have a curious child, they are going to put all kinds of things in their mouths.
When we arrived at Saint Francis, we told the ER doctor there to check
her blood alcohol level, which, yes we did get weird looks from it but they did
it. The results were her blood alcohol level was 85% and this was 6 hours after
we first took her. Theres no telling what it would have been if we would have
tested it at
the first ER.
Since then, her school and a few surrounding schools have taken this out
of the classrooms of all the lower grade classes but whats to stop middle and
high schoolers too? After doing research off the internet, we have found out
that it only takes 3 squirts of the stuff to be fatal in a toddler. For her
blood alcohol level to be so high was to compare someone her size to drinking
something 120 proof. So please PLEASE don't disregard this because I don't ever
want anyone to go thru what my family and I have gone thru. Today was a little
better but not much. Please send this to everyone you know that has children or
are having children. It doesn't matter what age. I just want people to know
the dangers of this.
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