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Drunk On Antibacterial Gel  
User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6604 posts, RR: 11
Posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2894 times:

It's got alcohol in it and someone, somewhere, will consume it. Safer than meths perhaps.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/8272799.stm

A Dorset prison has removed anti-bacterial hand gel pumps after an inmate is thought to have got drunk drinking from them.

The gel was made available on Monday at HMP The Verne in Portland to help combat the spread of swine flu.

But the Prison Officers Association (POA) said within hours there had been an incident with an intoxicated inmate.

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In March, Royal Bournemouth Hospital said it was one of many hospitals removing alcohol-based hand cleaning gel from reception areas in a bid to stop visitors drinking it.




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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

Yep, I've known about this for years. When I was working in the prison system, we learned that inmates were adding something to the gel, salt I think, to make it more palatable.

The gel quickly became contraband and even the medical department didn't have it.


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 18678 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2870 times:



Quoting Oly720man (Thread starter):

A Dorset prison has removed anti-bacterial hand gel pumps after an inmate is thought to have got drunk drinking from them.

OK, these gels have been shown to be superior to soap and water in their antibacterial effects. My last hospital's recommendation was that we wash our hands with soap and water:
1) After using the gel 3 times
2) If visibly soiled

Otherwise, we were asked to use the gel, as it is superior to soap and water.


User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2818 times:

The gel I use has a VERY strong vodka type smell when I use it.

 Smile Always nice hehe


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 18678 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2797 times:

I guess that in a prison it's one thing, but in general, I am opposed to eliminating something beneficial just because someone is misusing it. Especially if their misuse doesn't really endanger anyone else.

User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2789 times:



Quoting LHR380 (Reply 3):
The gel I use has a VERY strong vodka type smell when I use it.

I take it you buy Asda's hand gel too. I love the smell, it's great, give's me a very slight high at work when I 'wash' my hands with it, lol.



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User currently offlineJCKastrup From Denmark, joined Sep 2006, 418 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2778 times:

We just had the gel pumps installed at my work.
It's a good thing, since i have to deal with a lot of different people everyday.

But i must admit that the thought of how a gel/orangejuice-drink would taste have crossed my mind more than once....



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User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2758 times:



Quoting Sunshine79 (Reply 5):
I take it you buy Asda's hand gel too. I love the smell, it's great, give's me a very slight high at work when I 'wash' my hands with it, lol.

Nope, but when I run out I will grab some. Mate owns a reptile store and gave me some hand wash with his logo on it.


User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2984 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2742 times:



Quoting Oly720man (Thread starter):
anti-bacterial



Quoting Oly720man (Thread starter):
combat the spread of swine flu.

Our office did this as well. Don't they realise that whilst good that improving hygene, anti-bacterial products will have no effect on a virus like swine flu?!

signol



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User currently offlineIH8BY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1140 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2736 times:



Quoting LHR380 (Reply 3):
The gel I use has a VERY strong vodka type smell when I use it.

Smile Always nice hehe

So you're sitting there at your work desk and passengers start wondering why they can smell booze...

Could be worse, I suppose... it could smell of Malibu!



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User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2718 times:



Quoting IH8BY (Reply 9):

Malibu smells nice, tastes revolting though.


User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2664 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 4):
I guess that in a prison it's one thing, but in general, I am opposed to eliminating something beneficial just because someone is misusing it.

 checkmark  Prison is a different ball game. Out side of the walls, hand sanitizer is quite....handy.


User currently offlineRussianJet From Kyrgyzstan, joined Jul 2007, 7623 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2619 times:
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Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 1):
adding something to the gel, salt I think, to make it more palatable.

Drinking anti-bacterial hand wash gel sounds disgusting enough, but adding salt just sounds rank beyond belief!



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User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3076 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2555 times:

I was dropping off a guy at the hospital a few months ago...Like all hospitals here as you enter/leave emergency there are 4 or 5 Purel (a brand) dispensers....As I was leaving there was a homeless guy standing there working the dispenser into his hand and when his hand was full he would drink it..then fill it again........
I pointed it out but he heard me and left....

I have seen people drink a lot of shit but this stuff is the most disgusting.

GS

[Edited 2009-09-24 20:34:11]


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User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 40
Reply 14, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2533 times:

I work in a germ-a-phobe office, and about half of the people have Purel handpumps at their desk. A couple of times when I've shown up hungover on a Friday, and I catch a whiff of that crap, my first thought is alarmingly, "Oh shit! I smell like booze."

It's absolutely amazing though the people who use that crap are the people who are missing days and days of work because of sickness. IMO the anti-bacterial craze in a place like an office is absolute idiocy. You're killing your immune systems!



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 15, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2521 times:



Quoting Signol (Reply 8):
Don't they realise that whilst good that improving hygene, anti-bacterial products will have no effect on a virus like swine flu?!

Well, gels like Purel are not the old style of anti-bacterial which consisted of the super-antibiotic and dangerous Triclosan. They are simply quickly dissolving alcohol gels, which will kill a virus.

Quoting Jcs17 (Reply 14):
It's absolutely amazing though the people who use that crap are the people who are missing days and days of work because of sickness. IMO the anti-bacterial craze in a place like an office is absolute idiocy. You're killing your immune systems!

This I agree with.



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User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2984 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2520 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 15):
They are simply quickly dissolving alcohol gels, which will kill a virus.

Ah, so it's the alcohol that's the active ingredient, not the antibiotic. Thanks for clearing that up for me  Smile

signol



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User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2371 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2517 times:

I prefer to huff it.

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 18, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2516 times:



Quoting Signol (Reply 16):

Ah, so it's the alcohol that's the active ingredient, not the antibiotic. Thanks for clearing that up for me

No antibiotics generally in the stuff. Well, except plain old alcohol, which will kill just about anything in enough quantity.



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User currently onlinePellegrine From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2215 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2499 times:

Wow, I thought the stuff in this was methyl alcohol (meths in the UK as the OP said) which is very toxic. I guess it must be ethyl alcohol. Sad.


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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6604 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2459 times:

Looking at one company's blurb it's 70%w/w denatured ethanol - so ethanol with additives to make it unpalatable, though not unpalatable enough for the mad or desperate it would seem.

http://www.spirigel.co.uk/products.html

According to the wiki, British regulations dictate that denatured alcohol should be prepared thus

Completely denatured alcohol must be made in accordance with the following formulation: with every 90 parts by volume of alcohol mix 9.5 parts by volume of wood naphtha or a substitute for wood naphtha and 0.5 parts by volume of crude pyridine, and to the resulting mixture add mineral naphtha (petroleum oil) in the proportion of 3.75 litres to every 1000 litres of the mixture and synthetic organic dyestuff (methyl violet) in the proportion of 1.5 grams to every 1000 litres of the mixture.



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User currently offlineN229NW From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 32
Reply 21, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2366 times:



Quoting LHR380 (Reply 10):
Malibu smells nice, tastes revolting though.

As opposed to yummy, yummy anti-bacterial gel  cloudnine 



 wink 



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Kyrgyzstan, joined Jul 2007, 7623 posts, RR: 23
Reply 22, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2364 times:
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Quoting N229NW (Reply 21):
Quoting LHR380 (Reply 10):
Malibu smells nice, tastes revolting though.

As opposed to yummy, yummy anti-bacterial gel

Wouldn't you rather have an antibacterial gel and coke than a malibu and coke?  Wow!



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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2314 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2347 times:

Funny, I was talking with a colleague today about exactly that.. we have them at my work as well and, I guess peple could get drunk from drinking that stuff... wouldn't want to try it though.

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