WARNING! More brands added to the list of toxic Hand Sanitizers

Last month the FDA announced a potentially life-threatening ingredient was used in a handful of hand sanitizers

The original hand sanitizers that were identified as toxic were manufactured by Eskbiochem contain methanol. It's an alcohol that is commonly used in industrial pesticides and alternative fuel sources, and is toxic when absorbed through the skin. If used continuously it may cause nausea, vomiting, permanent blindness, seizures, or death.

Here is the New list:

1. Grupo Insoma's Hand Sanitizer Gel.

2. Transliquid Technologies' Mystic Shield Protection.

3. Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel. It's made by a company called "Soluciones Cosmeticas."

4. Antiseptic Alcohol 70% Topical Solution, made by the same company.

5. Britz Hand Sanitizer, made by a company called Tropicosmeticos.

Here is the original list:

  • 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)

The FDA advises: 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. Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death. Although all persons using these products on their hands are at risk, young children who accidentally ingest these products and adolescents and adults who drink these products as an alcohol (ethanol) substitute, are most at risk for methanol poisoning. 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. Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death. Although all persons using these products on their hands are at risk, young children who accidentally ingest these products and adolescents and adults who drink these products as an alcohol (ethanol) substitute, are most at risk for methanol poisoning.(COMPLETE INFO)

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