What is instant hand sanitizer?

Susan Evans
In simple terms, instant hand sanitizer is alcohol and it is meant to kill germs when soap and water are inaccessible. Provided your hand sanitizer has a concentration of at least 60% ethanol, ethyl alcohol, or isopropanol, it will do a great job of keeping microorganisms at bay and increasing your chance of avoiding bacteria.

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