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FDA Warns Not To Use These 9 ‘Toxic’ Hand Sanitizers

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New York Post

By Hannah Sparks

June 22, 2020 | 4:30pm | Updated

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The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid nine brands of potentially toxic hand sanitizers.

According to the report, the antibacterial gels and lotions in question may contain methanol, which can be lethal if absorbed through the skin.

At the start of the coronavirus outbreak, stores could hardly keep hand sanitizer stocked on shelves. Now, having access to the ubiquitous product could be a matter of life and death.

The agency’s alert specifically calls out products by Mexico-based manufacturer Eskbiochem SA de CV, asking them to pull these “potentially dangerous products” from the US market. Lab tests revealed that one of its sanitizers, Lavar Gel, contained 81% methanol. Another name, CleanCare No Germ, showed a methanol content of 28%.

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

Consumers should dispose of these products immediately in hazardous waste containers. “Do not flush or pour these products down the drain,” they added.

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The FDA notes that they are not aware of any methanol exposure reports, but stress that time is critical if someone does appear to be suffering from methanol toxicity.

The FDA listed these products in their report:

  • 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)

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Tikk

Mexican manufacturers are also known to use Mercury as an ingredient in topical acne medications.

Sure it gets rid of the acne ....But

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67Mustang

I just pass my hands in front of a picture of Nancy Pelosi.  That would kill anything.

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Novaprime

Just for fun, I placed an order for hand sanitizer from Amazon back in late March. didn't receive it until late May and that was after I contacted them. Somehow I was getting the feeling it was coming from overseas and suspected China and that turned out to be the case. Haven't used any and don't plan to use it. The only good thing is that it didn't come from the Wohan province 😆.

After this article though I'm going to look at the bottles and see if they list the ingredients, not that I trust them to be accurate.

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