What hand sanitizer brands and ingredients should you avoid and use?

What hand sanitizer brands and ingredients should you avoid and use?


Hand sanitizers are essential in the era of COVID, but some carry dangers. Avoid at all costs bottles of hand sanitizer that have high levels of benzene, which is known to cause cancer in humans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The FDA also has a list of products you shouldn't use, which you can check before you buy, whether your hand sanitizer brand is safe.

So. what key ingredients should be in your hand sanitizer?

The World Health Organization (WHO) provides a recommended recipe for hand sanitizer.  An effective hand sanitizer requires only three main ingredients: isopropyl alcohol (also known as 2-propanol), hydrogen peroxide, and glycerol. 

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