KCTV: Fireworks and hand sanitizer could make for dangerous combination on July 4th

July 4, 2020

Doctors see many fireworks-related injuries every Fourth of July. But as hand sanitizer has become part of everyday life during the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors warn there is even more risk for injury.

KCTV talked to Dr. Tom McEwan, a plastic surgeon with Saint Luke's Plastic Surgery Specialists, about why hand sanitizer and fireworks are a dangerous combination.

Watch the full story below.

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