Is It Safe For Children To Use Hand Sanitizers?

Most effective hand sanitizers contain about 60-90% of alcohol. To bring this quantity in perspective, most beers contain about 5% alcohol while whiskey contains 40-45%. This means that a small 2-ounce bottle of alcohol-based hand sanitizer may equal 4 shots of hard liquor.

It is advisable to take certain precautions while using hand sanitizers for children.

  1. Keep hand sanitizers where they are not easily accessible by children
  2. Use only a pea-sized drop of hand sanitizer and rub your child’s hands until they are completely dry
  3. Don’t use hand sanitizers with sweet fragrance, as your child might be tempted to lick hands

In case you observe that the child has ingested hand sanitizer, immediately call the emergency services.

Disclaimer: Issued in the public interest by Axio Biosolutions Private Limited. Kindly check the official guidance on WHO for more information on infection prevention and control of covid-19.

source: chla.org

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