4th of July warning: Fireworks and hand sanitizer could be a dangerous combination

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Fireworks and hand sanitizer could be a dangerous combo for the 4th of July, according to the National Safety Council.

That's because many of them contain at least 60-percent alcohol.

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Handling fireworks shortly after applying hand sanitizer, while the alcohol's residue is still on your hands, could increase the risk of a burn injury.

With hand hygiene being so critical, especially now during the coronavirus pandemic, the National Safety Council is recommending washing your hands with soap and water.

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