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It is recommended that one read the labels on hand sanitizers. Isopropyl alcohol which is in most of them is toxic, is absorbed by the skin and is very hard on the liver which has to detoxify it. Ethyl alcohol or grain alcohol is only mildly toxic, is easily metabolized but will also be absorbed. It has been said that teens are using quite a bit of it, since it is alcohol, they can get a buzz from it if they overdo.