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FDA warns about toxic hand sanitizers

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The FINANCIAL — FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening when ingested. Also, recipes for DIY hand sanitizer are popping all over the internet. But if made incorrectly, it can be downright harmful. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s running list of dangerous hand sanitizers has expanded…

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FDA warns about toxic hand sanitizers

5 mins read

The FINANCIAL — FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through…