Tito’s Vodka cannot be used to make hand sanitizer, company says

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The company has been working to debunk social media posts and YouTube videos explaining how to make DIY hand sanitizer

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AUSTIN, Texas (WTNH) – The social media team at Tito’s Vodka has been hard at work spreading one message — don’t use its vodka to make hand sanitizer.

According to CNN, the Austin, Texas-based distillery has fact-checked Twitter users after numerous articles and YouTube videos surfaced, explaining how people can make their own hand sanitizer following a strain on supply across the United States over coronavirus fears.

So the company took to Twitter to debunk the rumors.

The World Health Organization did publish an official guide on how to make hand sanitizer, but it was intended for populations that do not have clean water or medical-grade products in place, CNN reports.

Some officials worry people will make the solutions incorrectly and harm themselves.

“I worry about people making their own sanitizer, as it will be difficult to make sure that the concentrations are correct,” Daniel Parker, assistant professor of public health at the University of California, Irvine, told CNN of the trend.

For those who do not have or cannot find hand sanitizer, health experts say washing your hands with soap and water actually works better.

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