800 poisoning cases reported in Spain due to child hand sanitizer
There has been a surge in the number of children treated in Spain as a result of poisonings after ingesting hand sanitizing gels.
The unit of the justice ministry, said in a statement that Around 874 have been reported cases as a result of intoxications from hand sanitizer in this year, as compared to just 90 in the previous year, the National Toxicological and Forensic Sciences Institute, a
Two-thirds of the cases involving children, especially those under the age of two. The majority of them swallowed the hand sanitizer while some were intoxicated after inhaling it or getting the product in their eyes.