Teenagers get drunk on Hand Sanitizer

FRESNO, California

Health officials say half a dozen teens were treated at two hospitals in the San Fernando Valley for alcohol poisoning after drinking the liquid.

Liquid /*hand sanitizer*/ is 62-percent /*ethyl alcohol*/ and makes a 120-proof drink. Compare that to vodka, which is typically about 80-proof.

Experts warn -- teenagers can find instructions on the internet to make it drinkable. They add -- parents should buy foam hand sanitizer because it's harder to distill the alcohol.

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