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John Protasiewicz, of the Chemistry department, highlights the need for safe handling of isopropyl alcohol with DIY hand sanitizer

Should You DIY Hand Sanitizer? Health Experts Weigh in

Everyday Health: John Protasiewicz, a professor of chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, spoke about how safety is key, especially when it comes to handling isopropyl alcohol, warning against using the liquid without protective clothing, and advising that one’s chosen work area be well-ventilated. He mentioned that not only is isopropyl readily absorbed by the skin, but if swallowed or inhaled accidentally, it can be extremely toxic.