How safe is hand sanitization in the car.
If the lid of the sanitizer bottle is not attached properly, the alcohol in it disappears over time.
Is the hand sanitizer inside the car safe?
University of California San Diego’s Anesthesiology and ASAP IV founder Taylor Graber says it is safe to have a hand sanitizer in the car. He said that the expiry date is written on the hand sanitizer, it is an approximate time. The alcohol present thereafter decreases and makes it less effective.
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How heat affects the sanitizer
The Food and Drug Administration states that sanitizers should be stored at 59 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Although it remains effective even at hot or cold temperatures, it should be tried to keep the temperature below 104 degrees Fahrenheit. If the sanitizer is kept at 104 degrees Fahrenheit, the alcohol is at risk of evaporation. The car gets very hot in the sun very soon, so it should always be tried to keep the sanitizer in a cool place.