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Experts Warn: Do not mix hand sanitizer and fireworks

Our world has changed drastically this year due to COVID-19, but the laws of combustion have not.

Hand sanitizer contains alcohol and could make for a painful combination this Fourth of July when fireworks come into play.

“Alcohol and fire do not mix,” National Safety Council (NSC) spokesperson Maureen Vogel said.  “You shouldn’t pair flammable items; it’s the proverbial recipe for disaster.

Anyone with sanitizer on their hands could get burns from fireworks, grills, campfires, or other open flames, according to experts.

To reduce the risk of getting hurt, NSC recommends people wash their hands with soap and water this holiday weekend.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with greater than 60% ethanol, or 70% isopropanol. But with fireworks increasing the risk for burns, experts recommend that you “wash your hands the old-fashioned way, with soap and water.”

Hand hygiene is still important, so if you’re not handling anything flammable and are far away from any type of fire, it’s OK to use it.

Keep hand sanitizer away from the fireworks area

Please stay safe, remain positive and keep testing negative! 😷

~ lsd ❤️

 

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