How to Use Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers Safely

Using alcohol-based hand sanitizers is one of the main ways prescribed by major health organizations such as the World Health Organization, Africa Center for Disease Control and the American Center for Disease Control as a means to combat the spread of COVID-19.

The World Health Organization (WHO) gives the following guidelines on how to safely use alcohol-based hand sanitizers:

  • When using the hand sanitizer, apply an amount the size of a coin, it is not necessary to use more than that amount.
  • After using your hand sanitizer, avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, mouth and nose immediately to prevent any irritations from occurring.
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are the only ones recommended to protect you against COVID-19 and the alcohol in these sanitizers can easily catch fire. It is not safe to use them before handling fire or cooking.
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can be poisonous!!!! Under no circumstances should these sanitizers be drank or swallowed by children or anyone else.
  • Store your alcohol -based hand sanitizers carefully.
  • Keep your alcohol-based sanitizers out of the reach of your children.
  • Teach your children how to use the hand sanitizer and monitor when and how they use it

Remember that in the absence of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, washing your hands properly with soap and water is also effective against COVID-19.

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