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Hand sanitizer was one of the first items to disappear from store shelves when news of the coronavirus outbreak hit. Now, anyone lucky enough to own a bottle or two of the precious substance is faced with sorting out viral warnings saying hand sanitizer could kill their pets.
Some of those warnings claim the product contains ethylene glycol, a chemical compound found in antifreeze that really is dangerous to both animals and humans if ingested. But is it really a component of commercially sold hand sanitizers? Snopes.com’s Alex Kasprak reports.