The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned against the use of some Hand Sanitizers as they may contain methanol, a substance which is injurious if used on the Skin or if consumed.
According to the federal centers for disease control, methanol is a dangerous substance that is used as an alternate to fuel source and pesticide.
Here are the things that will happen if one gets exposed to methanol:
Coma, blindness, damage to the nervous system, death, vomiting, chronic headache, blurred vision and nausea.
Here are the 9 Hand Sanitizers that the FDA warns consumers to stop using to avoid poisoning:
All-Clean Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-002-01)
Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-007-01)
CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizers 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)
The FDA advises anyone who has gotten exposed to hand sanitizers that has methanol in it should seek medical attention immediately.
FDA has warned Eskbiokem hand sanitizers manufacturers to remove it’s sanitizers from the market. unfortunately, the company did not make any move as regards to that.