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FDA Warns of 9 Hand Sanitizers that Could be Toxic

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With all the precautions we are taking to protect ourselves against Covid-19, the last thing that we want to hear is that one of the biggest products we are using, hand sanitizers, may be riskier than not using anything.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers should avoid using any hand sanitizers from a particular manufacturer because they could contain a toxic ingredient.

The FDA says the products, manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, could contain methanol, which can be toxic when ingested or absorbed through the skin.

The following hand sanitizers manufactured by Eskbiochem may contain methanol. The FDA found that the Lavar Gel sanitizer contains 81% methanol.

  • 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)

Check your hand sanitizer supply to see if you have any of the ones listed above.

To read the entire article, see https://time.com/5857788/fda-hand-sanitizers/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=time-health&utm_content=20200624&et_rid=21710637