The Hand Sanitizer and Fireworks Danger You Should Know About

In the days of the pandemic, the world is (hopefully) washing their hands a lot more and using way more hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol is one of the three essential items the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends having on hand when venturing out. But come this July 4th weekend, that could be a little problematic.

“Alcohol and fire do not mix,” National Safety Council (NSC) spokesperson Maureen Vogel told CNN. “You shouldn’t pair flammable items; it’s the proverbial recipe for disaster.”