Question- Reports have identified serious consequences, including apnea, acidosis, and coma in young children who swallowed alcohol-based (alcohol) hand sanitizer. What is the alcohol content of the majority of hand sanitizer products sold in the USA today?
Answer: The cited reference notes “Many hand sanitizers contain up to 60%–95% ethanol or isopropyl alcohol by volume”. (Santos C et al. reported adverse health effects in children from ingestion of alcohol based hand sanitizers- United States, 2011-2014. 2017 MMWR 66:223-226)