More kids are getting dangerously drunk on hand sanitizer, according to according to the Georgia Poison Center in a report at CNN.com:
“Kids are getting into these products more frequently, and unfortunately, there’s a percentage of them going to the emergency room,” said Dr. Gaylord Lopez, the center’s director.
The amount of alcohol in hand sanitizer ranges from 45% to 95%. Ingesting even small amounts — as little as two or three squirts in some cases — can cause alcohol poisoning. By comparison, wine and beer contain about 12% and 5% alcohol…
…3,266 hand sanitizer cases related to young children were reported to poison control centers in 2010. In 2014, the number increased to 16,117 cases.
In many cases, the hand sanitizer is ingested by young children who are unaware of the intoxicating effects. But some kids are also drinking the stuff on purpose, looking to get drunk. In either case, Lopez recommends storing hand sanitizer out of the reach of children and monitoring the use. You can also switch to an alcohol-free hand product, such as Kleenex® Alcohol-Free Foam Hand Sanitizer.
Of course, the best way to kill germs on hands is to wash them with plain soap and water. That’s because hand washing kills viruses as well as bacteria, including cold & flu viruses. Save the sanitizer for when you aren’t anywhere near a sink.
The 2015 Back to School Giveaway is closed. Big thanks to all the school and office supply brands who dug deep when donating to make $2,100 prize package the biggest ever at On Time Supplies:
With so many great prizes on offer, it's no wonder hundreds of teachers and parents participated. And now have a winner! Continue reading
If you haven't entered our massive school supplies giveaway yet, you might want to get on it! We're only accepting entries through Friday night — 11:59 pm CST, to be precise. Don't miss your chance to win more than $2,100 in free classroom supplies!
We put together the $2,100 prize package with teachers in mind. That's why we're especially pleased to offer these Dial and Kleenex hand soaps and sanitizers. We love kids, but lets face it — they are basically walking, talking cold and flu vectors. These will help everyone in your class avoid the sniffles:
We are entering the home stretch of the 2015 Back to school Giveaway! With only five days left to enter, you don't want to miss your chance more than $2,100 in free school supplies!
The prize package is full of classroom essentials, but I think teachers will especially love the contributions from HSM of America: a new Multishred Paper Shredder and Cutline Guillotine Trimmer Board.
Still haven’t entered our Back to School Giveaway? Why ever not, when $2,100 school supplies prize package includes $800 worth of Avery Products? And these Avery Binders, Index Dividers, Flash Cards and Markers are just a portion of the products in the total $2,100 school supplies prize package!
We are entering the home stretch of the 2015 Back to School Giveaway at On Time Supplies. With a $2,100 Prize Package, this is the biggest giveaway in the history of On Time Supplies. Part of what makes year’s giveaway so special are the awesome prizes from 3M.
The Back to School Giveaway is well underway.This year, we're giving away more than $2,100 in free school supplies, including an awesome bundle of kid's art supplies! Thanks to generous donations from Pentel, Elmer's and Fiskars, the Back to School Giveaway winner will get enough art supplies to foster the creativity of the whole class!
Update: The 2015 Back to School Giveaway is over.
Update: the 2015 Back to School Giveaway from On Time Supplies is closed. We are no longer accepting entries.
The On Time Supplies Back to School Giveaway is back and bigger than ever! Enter now for your chance to win more than $2,100 in school supplies for students and teachers. Continue reading
What Monday is complete without an idle fantasy or two about taking a luxury vacation? Now you have a chance to make the dream a reality — thanks to Pilot Pens! Enter the G2 Smooth Sailing Sweepstakes by June 30th for your chance to win a $10,000 Carnival Cruise from Pilot Pens.
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If your are not subscribed to the OnTimeSupplies.com email newsletter, you are missing a lot! Today is the last day to shop the May office supply sales at OnTimeSupplies.com — sales you got a heads up about if you’re on our email list. Here’s what you may have missed: Continue reading