Health Americans warned not to drink hand sanitiser after four die and others go partially blind

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Americans are being warned against drinking hand sanitiser after four people died and others were left with visual impairments.

A total of 15 people - 13 men and two women - were admitted to hospital after ingesting sanitiser in the southern states of Arizona and New Mexico in May and June, a new report from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.

All of them, aged 21 to 65, had drunk hand sanitiser containing methanol, an ingredient deemed "not acceptable" by the US regulator Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Four people out of the 15 died, three left hospital with new visual impairments and six had seizures as they were admitted - including three of those who died.

The report said four of the patients were still in hospital as of 8 July, so there is no update on whether they have suffered long-term effects.

Read more here. (Sky News)
 

Varine

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God damn it New Mexico. Get your shit together over there.
 

Blackveiled

Formerly, Ban-Lord
God damn it New Mexico. Get your shit together over there.
Darwinism. "Hand" sanitizer. Even if it was made with ethanol, most hand sanitizers are isopropyl alcohol, which you shouldn't drink either...but I guess a ton of people don't think of it as...oh hey, this isn't made to drink..maybe we shouldn't drink this? Makes more sense since you don't have to be 21 to purchase.
 

Ghan

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Probably even says not to ingest it on the packaging.
 
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