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FDA Warns the Usage of these 9 Harmful Toxic Hand Sanitizers

FDA Warns the Usage of these 9 Harmful Toxic Hand Sanitizers

The Food and Drug Administration is warning the usage of the 9 harmful tot he consumers. The warning lies for nine lines of hand sanitizers manufactured in Mexico, which contain methanol, or wood alcohol, which can be dangerous if it absorbed through the skin.

“ Methanol is not an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizers and should not be used due to its toxic effects,” said the agency.

On Friday, the agency said it had tested samples of two products, Lavat Gel and Clean Care No Germ and found they had 81% and 28% methanol, also known as wood alcohol.

Symptoms of methanol poisoning include nausea,vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness and seizures and finally may lead to coma. The damage to the nervous system could be possible and may cause death,the FDA said.

“Consumers should dispose of these products immediately in hazardous waste containers. Don’t flush or pour these products down the drain,” FDA added.

The FDA listed the following products in its warning:

  • All-Clean Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-002-01)
  • Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-007-01)
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-008-04)
  • Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-006-01)
  • The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-010-10)
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-005-03)
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-009-01)
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-003-01)
  • Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-001-01)

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