Soap, and water are part of everybody's regular hand washing cycle and some people use sanitizer too, but a new study is about to be conducted to makes sure that last step is safe.
FOX's Eben Brown has the details from Miami:
Bottles of hand sanitizer are as common as anything these days. You can even buy little bottles of the antiseptic gels that attach to your key chain.
But now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking for new studies on how well those products actually do the job, whether they really wipe the germs rights off your hands when you shmear it on, and what happens when the skin absorbs it?
The FDA says it's a regular review of chemicals available to consumers and has no belief the products are unsafe.
Eben Brown, FOX News.