6 signs your hand sanitiser is poisonous

Doctors are being warned to be wary of hand sanitiser toxicity after new data show increasing incidence rates among young children in the US.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports there were over 70,000 cases of hand sanitiser ingestion from 2011 to 2014 among children 12 and under. There were no deaths.

Most related to alcohol-based products and were in children under six. However, there is also evidence that older children are abusing these products.

Here are the six most common symptoms of hand sanitiser toxicity in order:

  1. Ocular irritation
  2. Vomiting
  3. Conjunctivitis
  4. Oral irritation
  5. Cough
  6.  Abdominal pain

Laboratory results consistent with