Alcohol Distilleries Making Hand Sanitizer for Coronavirus

MONDAY, March 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Some U.S. distilleries have started using their alcohol to make free hand sanitizer for Americans.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to panic buying of hand sanitizers and high prices for the products in stores. While it's possible to make hand sanitizer at home, some ingredients have become difficult to find, CBS News reported.

That's led some distilleries to use their in-house alcohol to make hand sanitizer.

For example, Atlanta's Old Fourth Distillery is offering free hand sanitizer to anyone who stops by its facility, and said that more than 600 people visited with empty bottles to fill up on Friday, causing a temporary shortage of the sanitizer, CBS News reported.

North Carolina's Durham Distillery said it will use its alcohol to create a sanitation solution that will be donated to local businesses in need.

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