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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Hand Sanitizers in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hand hygiene is an integral part of the response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Experts will discuss issues associated with the increased demand for hand sanitizers during the COVID-19 pandemic. New and increasing safety concerns with hand sanitizers, including accidental ingestion by young children, contamination with methanol or 1-propanol, and ocular injuries, will be discussed.





Carl Baum, MD, FAAP, FACMT

Medical Director, Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) Program; Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, CT

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Evelyn Mentari, MD, MS

Acting Deputy Director for Safety, Division of Nonprescription Drugs II, Office of Nonprescription Drugs, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration





Series Co-Hosts

American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) 
Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU)



Series Partners

American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT) | American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) | American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP) | American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) | American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) | Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicologists (APAMT) | Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals (AHEPP) |  Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) | European Association of Poison Centers and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT) | 
Middle East & North Africa Clinical Toxicology Association (MENATOX)






This presentation was supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement award number 6 NU61TS000296-02-01 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

The content in this presentation represents the views of the presenter. It does not represent the views of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/ATSDR and does not represent endorsement by CDC/ATSDR of the purchase of any commercial products or services that are mentioned.