Last week a 5-year-old girl almost died from getting drunk on hand sanitizer. Here is what her mother had to say to the press:
“She told me that she tried tasting several different flavors and the strawberry chocolate was her favorite”
Chocolate cupcake, vanilla strawberry, buttered popcorn, bubble gum, watermelon, even bacon scented hand sanitizers? It’s a very sad day if Americans won’t use a hand sanitizer unless it smells like food.
Just in case you’re wondering how in the world someone could drink that slime, rest assured that’s what you get when you mix 140 proof alcohol with irresistible “food flavors” and put it in pretty packaging. One ounce of this potent flavored slime would be enough for an adult to be considered “legally drunk”. So is it really a surprise that drinking hand sanitizer has become a “trend” among teens across America? Its readily available, its cheap, its 140 proof and it smells like food! Let’s not forget that kids are encouraged to clip it to a backpack and take it to school with them! Over-the-counter moonshine for all ages! Brilliant!
Shame on the manufacturers of flavored 140 proof slime and shame on us for buying into their merchandising. I remember when the primary focus wasn’t on making consumer products smell good. We were more focused on whether or not they worked. Today we attempt to camouflage chemicals and we throw the vulnerable kids under the bus while we’re at it.
My family doesn’t use food-scented slime in an attempt to kill germs. We use 2.5 pH water that is scientifically proven to kill germs (including things like MRSA and eColi) within 30 seconds of contact and its 100% natural and completely harmless. Of course we don’t get to walk around smelling like cupcakes or bacon but we’re still happy to GO GREEN!
CHANGING THE WAY THE WORLD LOOKS AT WATER…
ONE DROP AT A TIME!