If you’re ancient enough to remember when TV shows were filmed in black & white and watched “The Andy Griffith Show,” you may remember an episode when one of the small town characters on the show named Gomer Pyle had a tiff with Mayberry’s Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife and yelled, “Citizen’s arrest, citizen’s arrest,” this blog may hit home. For a laugh, watch this very funny video clip.
Now that you’ve had your chuckle for the day, there was a report recently claiming that if health care workers use an ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizer just before testing the breath of a DUI suspect; that very substance could work against the suspect – certainly not fair to the alleged perpetrator. Here’s the complete story about a new YALE UNIVERSITY study.
So a false accusation of being potentially intoxicated could occur BECAUSE of the use of ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizer products!
Look, I am the biggest proponent of getting drunk drivers off the road with severe punishment for those dopey enough to get behind the wheel after drinking.
But even MY twisted justice about throwing the book at drunk drivers even for the first conviction must go into question IF indeed someone gets nailed for something that was not true.
Most states in the nation consider .08 to be the blood alcohol limit for being too intoxicated to drive a motor vehicle; lower for CDL truck drivers.
So let’s say an ER worker in a hospital uses an alcohol hand sanitizer and then (within three minutes) conducts a BAC (breath alcohol content) test, the results (in some cases) could be false.
In theory, the person being tested could call for a “Citizen’s arrest” on the ER personnel conducting the test! I’d love to see how this would play out in a court of law.
All of this leads me to this conclusion.
How about getting rid of those ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizers so omnipresent in hospital settings, and replace them with a NON alcohol product like safeHands®.
The safeHands® brand is just as effective in getting rid of the germs as those other products; without any possible toxic side effects – including the one recently found through scientific testing.
With safeHands®, you get ALL THE BENEFITS OF ALCOHOL WITHOUT ANY SIDE EFFECTS.
At least, all health care facilities should begin to re-think the use of ALCOHOL-BASED hand sanitizing products, and look to replace them with a product like safeHands® 100% ALCOHOL FREE.
I know from first-hand accounts that most nurses dislike those alcohol-based sanitizers, as it dries their hands from constant use; whereas safeHands® can be used over and over without those unpleasant side-effects.
I would love to hear YOUR opinion of the reports of the YALE study noted above; and any other things on your mind about the use of possibly toxic and even flammable alcohol hand sanitizers. Write to me anytime at BigJaySorensen@gmail.com. I promise to get back to you quickly. Who knows, with your permission, I may quote what you have written.
To purchase safeHands® simply click HERE.
Do not drink and drive.
Spread the word, not the germs.