`` Vodka is not a disinfectant, '' manufacturers call with the spread of the new coronavirus infection

Shortages of masks, toilet paper, and disinfectants are being called for in Japan due to the spread of the new coronavirus, and the

Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry have released dedicated countermeasures pages and shared information on the production status of major domestic manufacturers. doing. The purchase of toilet paper and disinfectants is considered a problem not only in Japan but also overseas, and some users use alcohol such as vodka with a high alcohol content as a substitute for alcohol (disinfectant) for hand disinfection. It seems to be. In response to this situation, manufacturers have called for ' vodka is not a disinfectant .'

No, you can't use Tito's Vodka to make homemade hand sanitizer

Tito's Vodka would like to remind you that it * isn't * a replacement for hand sanitizer

Due to the spread of the new coronavirus, there is a shortage of masks and disinfectants worldwide. Meanwhile, the following tweet by American vodka maker Tito's Handmade Vodka has been attracting attention.

In response to one user's tweet `` Buy Tito's Handmade Vodka vodka and make a disinfectant for the family '', Tito's Handmade Vodka said, `` According to the American Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least Must contain 60% alcohol. Tito's Handmade Vodka has a 40% alcohol content and therefore does not meet CDC recommendations. See attachment for details. ' .

Here is the image attached by Tito's Handmade Vodka that details are written. According to the CDC, 'In many situations, the best way to remove bacteria is to wash your hands with water and soap. If soap and water are not available, alcohol containing more than 60% alcohol It is also possible to use a base disinfectant. You can tell if the disinfectant contains more than 60% alcohol by looking at the product label. ”Tito's Handmade Vodka has an alcohol content of 40% in, it is written and does not meet the CDC request of ', as a source of information page about the CDC of hand washing has been cited.

This tweet was not sent to only one user, but it is clear that multiple users have been similarly warned that 'our vodka can not be used as a disinfectant'.

A spokeswoman for Tito's Handmade Vodka told Dallas News , `` After seeing an incorrect post or article about 'Vodka Disinfectant', I thought I needed to correct it right away, I sent it. ' `` Making a disinfectant with a large amount of vodka may be good for our business, but according to the CDC, Tito's Handmade Vodka is not suitable for disinfectants, so I'm sorry to waste it. '

The shortage of disinfectants began to be called out in the United States in the fifth week of February 2020. Since that time, articles and posts about 'handmade disinfectants' have been increasing rapidly in the United States. There was a recipe using Tito's Handmade Vodka among them, so Tito's Handmade Vodka warned that 'our vodka can not be used as a disinfectant'. The CDC recommends a more effective method than a disinfectant solution: 'Thoroughly wash between fingers and nails while lathering hands with soap and washing for at least 20 seconds.'

If you want to make your own disinfectant, read the article below to understand the recipe.

The disinfectant is not just alcohol, and the recipe of the disinfectant that can be made at home is being released in a movie-gigazine

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