Docsun Biomed Report On Safely Using Hand Sanitizer
By: WHO, CDC and FDA
Rub the hand sanitizer all over your hands, making sure to get between your fingers and on the back of your hands. Do not wipe or rinse off the hand sanitizer before it is dry. Do not use hand sanitizer if your hands are visibly dirty or greasy; wash your hands with soap and water instead.
If you use alcohol-based hand sanitizers, keep these safety tips in mind.
Hand Sanitizers Are Drugs
Hand sanitizers are regulated as over-the-counter (non-prescription)
Keep Hand Sanitizer Out of Your Eyes
Be especially careful not to get hand sanitizer in your eyes because it can cause burning and damage to the surface of the eye. Watch young children around dispensers containing hand sanitizer, which are often mounted at eye level and can splash.
Use Hand Sanitizer in a Well-Ventilated Area
If you are using hand sanitizer in a closed area, such as a car, open the windows to improve ventilation until the hand sanitizer is dry.
Supervise Children Using Hand Sanitizer
Do not drink hand sanitizer. This is particularly important for young children, especially toddlers, who may be attracted by the pleasant smell or brightly colored bottles of hand sanitizer. Drinking even a small amount of hand sanitizer can cause alcohol poisoning in children.
Hand Sanitizer Is Flammable
Keep hand sanitizer away from heat and flames. When using hand sanitizer, rub your hands until they feel completely dry before performing activities that may involve heat, sparks, static electricity, or open flames.
Don't Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer
The FDA doesn't recommend that consumers make their own hand sanitizer. If made incorrectly, hand sanitizer can be ineffective – or worse. For example, there have been reports of skin burns from homemade hand sanitizer.
Hand sanitizers are a convenient alternative when handwashing with soap and water isn't possible. You can help protect yourself and your family from coronavirus with simple hygiene.
Original links to the article: - https://www.fda.gov/
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