FDA Issues Warning Over Five More Hand Sanitizer Brands
The FDA has listed five more hand sanitizers that could harm users because they contain methanol.
This is the second warning issued by the FDA in the last couple of months. The first warning named 9 different brands that could be toxic to users. This warning names five different brands of hand sanitizer that could be harmful if absorbed by someone using them.
The sanitizers listed in the warning are below.
- Grupo Insoma's Hand Sanitizer Gel Unscented
- Transliquid Technologies' Mystic Shield Protection Hand Sanitizer
- Soluciones Cosmeticas' Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel Fragrance Free and Antiseptic Topical Solution Hand Sanitizer
- Tropicosmeticos' Britz Hand Sanitizer
In the press release, the FDA pointed out the danger of Methanol in hand sanitizer.
Methanol is not an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizers and should not be used due to its toxic effects. Consumers who have been exposed to hand sanitizer containing methanol should seek immediate treatment, which is critical for potential reversal of toxic effects of methanol poisoning
If you are using any sort of hand sanitizer make sure that Methanol is not one of the ingredients. It is also recommended that the sanitizer have at least 60% ethanol. The FDA will continue to update the hand sanitizer list, but they have continually told us that washing your hands for at least 20 seconds is the best way to prevent the spread of the virus.