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Nevada distilleries turning hooch into hand sanitizer


March 29, 2020

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Several alcohol distilleries in Nevada unable to make liquor under current coronavirus shutdowns are turning their attention to another product to help soothe customers.

They're combining their key ingredient — ethanol, which kills germs — with aloe vera or other chemicals to make hand sanitizer.

The Centers for Disease Control website reports that alcohol-based solutions of at least 70% alcohol are effective for disinfecting.

Distilleries such as Seven Troughs, Ferino, Verdi Local Distillery, The Depot and Damon Industries are all ramping up production of sanitizer...

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