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"Does Hand Sanitizer Ever Expire? Here's What Doctors Want You To Know" -Jennifer Nied

  • Women's Health
  • New York, NY
  • (March 11, 2020)

Hand sanitizer is a bit like chapstick or lip gloss. If you're a germaphobe like me, you probably have a mini bottle tucked in a pocket of every purse, gym bag, and backpack in your closet. It's always there when you need it, but if it's been there forever...is it still good? "The active ingredients are only guaranteed effective until the expiration date," said Andrew Alexis, MD, MPH, chair of dermatology at Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West, and professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

— Andrew Alexis, MD, MPH, Professor, Dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, The Skin of Color Center at Mount Sinai, Chair, Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai Morningside-Mount Sinai West

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