The Food and Drug Administration continues to add a hand sanitizer to its list of products to avoid after testing positive for methanol contamination.
One brand made in China and the others made in Ohio, Illinois and Utah joined the list, with only hand sanitizer made in Mexico before.
A total of 149 hand sanitizers are currently on the updated list of hazardous products, some of which have been recalled while others are being recommended for recall.
The FDA said it has seen a spike in the number of hand sanitizer products labeled with ethanol but positive for methanol, which can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or eaten. right.
The full list can be found on the FDA website.
The FDA first warned consumers in June about nine hand sanitizer products to avoid due to the possible presence of methanol. Two weeks later, several brands that were positive for methanol were added.
According to the FDA, “Significant methanol exposure can lead to nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system, or death”;.
If you have any of the hand sanitizer products listed, the FDA requires them to be disposed of immediately in the appropriate hazardous waste containers. Do not drain or dump them into the drain.
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