The world may have changed drastically over the last few months due to the pandemic, but the laws of combustion have not.
While hand sanitizer has become an integral part of the daily routine for countless people around the globe, it could make for a painful combination this Fourth of July when fireworks come into play.
Fireworks are synonymous with July Fourth celebrations in the US; hand sanitizer contains alcohol, which is highly flammable.
Do the math.
“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.”
More than 7,000 people reported injuries related to fireworks near the Fourth of July last year, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPS).
The USCPS said 57% of fireworks-related injuries are for burns.