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Hand sanitiser safety tips – text version of infographic

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This page contains a text version of a hand sanitiser infographic.

An alcohol-based hand rub (hand sanitiser) is a good way to clean your hands if you don't have access to soap and water, but it can be poisonous if swallowed. Follow these tips to keep kids safe around hand sanitiser.

Step 1 — store hand sanitisers safely and out of reach of children.

Step 2 — supervise the use of hand santiser by children.

Step 3 — be aware of imported products that may not be clearly labelled and may contain more toxic alcohols, such as methanol.

For advice on possible poisoning, contact the 24-hour Poisons Information Centre 13 11 26

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Last reviewed: March 2023

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