Safely using hand sanitizer

Some hand sanitizers have potentially toxic types of alcohol. Check FDA’s do-not-use list at handsanitizerlist to learn more. Need help now? Call 911 if the person is unconscious or has trouble breathing. Call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 to connect to your local poison center.

We can help stop the spread of COVID-19 by washing our hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds—especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing our nose. If soap and water are not available, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend using alcohol-based hand sanitizers containing at least 60% alcohol to help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.