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Does Hand Sanitizer Actually Work? FDA Wants an Answer

Story cites a University of Cincinnati study on the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer, led by Andrew Maier, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health at the UC College of Medicine

The FDA announced it wants more information about active ingredients in certain topical antiseptic rubs, including common hand sanitizers. The agency hopes more data will demonstrate the effectiveness of sanitizers and guarantee no unknown risks can arise from regular use of the products.

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