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Hand sanitizer and fireworks could make for a dangerous combo, experts say

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Fourth of July will look a little different this year due to the pandemic.

Many will be lighting fireworks, and now that hand sanitizer has become an essential for nearly everyone around the globe, it could make for a painful combination this Fourth of July when it comes to lighting fireworks.

The NSC shared firework safety tips on nsc.org which include; leaving fireworks to the professionals,  understand your state’s laws because each state is different, adults should never use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcohol, never allow young children to handle fireworks.

Because fireworks are apart of the celebration for Fourth of July, and now hand sanitizer is apart of people’s daily routines, experts warn people that hand sanitizer contains alcohol which is highly flammable.
“Alcohol and fire do not mix,” National Safety Council (NSC) spokeswoman Maureen Vogel told CNN. “You shouldn’t pair flammable items; it’s the proverbial recipe for disaster.”
Stay safe everyone, and Happy Fourth of July!