Hand sanitizer - Wikipedia- hand sanitizer of general pharmaceuticals ,Hand sanitizer is a liquid, gel, or foam generally used to decrease infectious agents on the hands. In most settings, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, hand washing with soap and water is generally preferred. Hand sanitizer is less effective at killing certain kinds of germs, such as norovirus and Clostridium difficile and unlike soap and water, it cannot remove harmful chemicals.FDA lists 59 hand sanitizers that can be toxic if absorbed ...The Margin FDA lists 59 hand sanitizers that can be toxic if absorbed by the body after expanding initial list Published: July 13, 2020 at 3:32 p.m. ET