PORTAGE la PRAIRIE, MB –
Maude and Jim McIntyre had to rush their grandson to the hospital to have his stomach pumped after he consumed a laundry pod during a drinking party six months ago. Last weekend Joel McIntyre had to rush his grandfather to the E.R. after he downed some hydrogen peroxide.
“Gramps is on a health kick and has been sipping the peroxide for a few months now and he said he was feeling better,” Joel McIntyre explained. “He was shooting the 3% stuff until Gramma found him some 10% stuff from her church buddies.”
The McIntyres are part of a growing group of senior citizens experimenting with hydrogen peroxide for health and recreational purposes even though all medical and scientific evidence advises strongly against ingestion.
“Drinking hyrodgen peroxide can cause severe throat and stomach irritation,” Medical Expert Peter Stephens said. “In higher concentrations the oxygen bubbles that are released in the stomach can cause embolisms resulting in heart attacks, strokes and death. No one should be drinking this stuff but we are seeing more and more seniors getting hooked.”
Despite being mature adults most of the peroxide drinking seniors we spoke with are angry with recent initiatives to thwart access to the substance and pleas for them to stop ingesting it.
“Locally we will have to work with retailers to put this product behind the counter and ask that it not be sold to seniors,” Stephens said. “It seems at their stage in life they just don’t have the tools and ability to assess the danger of what they are doing.”
“Sure, I got real drunk and ate a Tide Pod on a dare but I would never in my right mind drink peroxide,” Joel McIntyre said. “They’ll have to ban this substance and put some stiffer penalties in place to stop the seniors from doing this stuff. It’s already getting out of hand.
E.R. rooms are packed with seniors looking for a magic health elixir and those simply out for the thrill of having oxygen bubbles entering their blood stream at an unhealthy rate.
“I’ve been drinking peroxide for years and I’m as healthy as a horse,” 63-year-old Brian Roland said. “I drink it four times a day but I don’t get into the high concentrated stuff.”
“I don’t trust doctors and scientists because they like to lie to us about these kinds of things,” Margaret Stead. “My Aunt Susie, the fellow at the health food store and the Ukrainian lady who lives next door are my ‘go to’ sources for health care advice. Who needs doctors?”
Stead’s sentiment is widely shared by a growing group of senior citizens. While some are looking to gain alleged and unproven health benefits others are looking for thrills and notoriety.
“The guys in my apartment block try to out do each other with how much we can drink,” Ray Wiebe said. “Frank drank so much he went a little crazy and had to go to the hospital and Dave drank some 35% stuff and his gut puffed up like a balloon before he had to go to the emergency room. But it was all fun. They are both okay now so what’s the harm?”
No different from laundry detergent pods, hydrogen peroxide is not suitable for internal use and all medical experts agree no one should swallow either substance.
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