Hand Sanitizer Can Poison Your Children

United States
October 29, 2007 3:01pm CST
http://www.feeding.parentdish.com/2007/06/26/hand-sanitizer-can-poison-your-children/ I don't know about you but I will be printing this out and taking it right to my kids teachers. I know at least my kindergartener uses this stuff because the teacher asks for it.
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@jolenegreen (1209)
• United States
29 Oct 07
If it was that bad they would have recalled it right? They are recalling everything else nowadays right? IDK.
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• United States
30 Oct 07
It will not be recalled because if it's used right no harm will be done.
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• United States
30 Oct 07
I don't know about that jolene. Think about all the toys and items that are being recalled now but we have assumed were safe for years. Recalls don't always happen as fast as we may hope for.
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@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
29 Oct 07
This is used everywhere, even at kids areas in the malls. Heck my son and I use it after he finishes playing. As long as I educate him and tell him not to put the stuff in his mouth, then really there should be no harm in it right? I usually have a pkt of wetwipes in my bag as well and use them all the time. I was a little scared to read that people flush the toilet by using their shoes to press the knob or handle - I use my hands and to know this makes me feel sickly and gross. Ewwwww - I think I won't be using my hands anymore even if I wash my hands with soap afterwards. That is gross!
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• United States
29 Oct 07
Yes please do educate him.
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• United States
30 Oct 07
Even if we educate our children we still need to remember that they are just that- children. They won't always remember to keep their hands out of their mouths when they are playing. Personally, knowing this information I think the schools should stop using it on a regular basis. It should be for parents to use only. That way we can watch out for our own kids. When I was teaching Sunday School it was a common practise to have the kids "wash" their hands with the sanitizer. I didn't even know this information at that time and disagreed with the practise, but who am I do try to change what the whole church does? Anyway, hands were "washed", then snack was given out. Guess how the kids eat snack? With their hands! It is crazy to think that the kids weren't getting at least some of the sanitizer in their mouths. Again, I think that parents should be able to use these products with their kids, but since teachers and other adults don't have the time to watch each kid they come in contact with it should not be used in general applications.
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
29 Oct 07
I'd say use it in moderation. Have adults supervise the usage. Do not leave it alone with the kids. This is just like aerosols, cleansers and other cleaners. You don't just leave them out for kids to interact with.
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• United States
30 Oct 07
Your right thank you.
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• United States
30 Oct 07
If something smells yummy, as a hand sanitizer just might these days,....this was copied from the article. They DO have scented sanitizer. My friend bought some for her son whos in the first grade this year. It was blueberry and raspberry. So I can see why they would want to try and taste this if it smells good. I think if they are going go ban this, they should only ban the scented ones. I cant see how a child would want to taste some plain old sanitizer, yuck! Im just like the person who wrote this article. LOL I am terrible about germs, and I do all the things she mentions. Opening doors with tissues or my sleeve, flushing the toilet with my foot, doing my best NOT to touch anything of public use. LOL Im def going to tell my friend about this, like you said, this was on the school year list of things they needed to bring to school. Bay Lay Gray xx
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• United States
4 Nov 07
I know and I hope the teachers take it seriously.
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• United States
5 Nov 07
My friend said that this was the first year that it was on the school list. I felt it was something the school should supply not parents, but thats another discussion. I told her about it, hopefully no more kids will try this. Thats horrible! Bay xx
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
10 Nov 07
I read about this several months ago and notified my daughter's school bout it. They make sure none of the kids have access to the hand sanitizers now.
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• United States
11 Nov 07
I have to get ink and then I will print the information and take it to the school.