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Hand sanitizer mixology: just add salt

Police say addicts abuse germ-killing cleaners


 

Winnipeg police are dealing with reports of hand sanitizer abuse, and finding sites where addicts congregate littered with sanitizer debris. Shelter workers in the city have confiscated sanitizer bottles and stopped leaving salt out on dining tables. The connection: adding salt to the sanitizer separates out the pure alcohol. Non-alcoholic sanitizer is now being stocked at one shelter. The problem has spread since the outbreak of H1N1 flu last spring prompted wider distribution of sanitizers. News last year that health officials were concerned about distributing the product to First Nations communities where alcoholism is a major problem prompted outrage, but it now appears the fear might have been at least in part justified.

Winnipeg Free Press


 
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Hand sanitizer mixology: just add salt

  1. "News last year that health officials were concerned about distributing the product to First Nations communities where alcoholism is a major problem prompted outrage, but it now appears the fear might have been at least in part justified."

    Not sure that the outrage was attributable to a debate over whether potential for abuse existed or not, but how the situation was handled.

  2. gie the fools all they want that way the moneys used for the idiots can be used for people that are still people.

  3. "…concerned about distributing the product to First Nations communities where alcoholism is a major problem prompted outrage, but it now appears the fear might have been at least in part justified."

    Just figuring that out now? I and many others realized that was a viable concern. But the brainless political-correct bleeding-heart dogs of the left got all upset as usual.

  4. Add about a teaspoon of salt to a large bottle and shake
    the salt dissolves the gel on contact.
    the resulting liquid is 70% ethyl alcohol !!

  5. I never knew that it could be turned into an addicting substance.

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