Dr. Billy Mallon works in the emergency room at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center.
He said he’s seen too many young people come through the hospital’s doors because they tried to get drunk by guzzling hand sanitizer.
It doesn’t sound appealing, but you have to remember that kids don’t have access to alcohol so they’re very creative," Mallon told KTLA.
The trend may seem harmless or even laughable, but doctors say it’s harmful and dangerous.
Bottles of hand sanitizers are inexpensive and accessible and teens can find instructions on distillation online.
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