By David Mittleman

Flu season is coming soon, and along with it the ubiquitous bottles of waterless hand sanitizers. Pockets, key chains, purses, and desks will be adorned with the multi-colored disease fighting product before you know it. And while the alcohol-based gel is useful for killing most germs (but not for removing dirt), careful use is required to keep everyone safe.

Ingestion Poses Major Risk

It may seem like common sense, but hand sanitizer gels are for external use only. Unfortunately, young children may be attracted to the colorful and pleasantly scented gels and ingest dangerous amounts of the …read more