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Is homemade hand sanitizer just as effective as store bought hand sanitizer with respect to killing the coronavirus?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
That depends: That depends on ingredients. Alcohol-based hand rub formulations "containing 80% ethanol or 75% isopropanol, both of which are in the range of alcohol concentrations recommended by CDC, inactivate SARS-CoV-2." REF: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/hand-hygiene.html
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