FDA Expands Hand Sanitizer Recall List Over Methanol Risk | My Blono

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FDA is alerting consumers and health care companies that the company has actually seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer items that are identified to consist of ethanol (likewise called ethyl alcohol) but that have evaluated positive for methanol contamination. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a compound that can be toxic when taken in through the skin or consumed and can be life-threatening when ingested. (FDA site).

The FDA says there are nearly 60 brands which contain methanol, which can be harmful when soaked up through the skin and deadly if swallowed. The list consists of items sold at Walmart-owned Sams Club and BJs Wholesale Club.

Those hand sanitizers included in the recall (Click HERE for extra info).

Much better take a better look at the label of your hand sanitizer; it could kill you.

The CDC suggests using sanitizers that have at least 60% ethanol alcohol, and naturally cleaning your hands with soap and water.

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Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or consumed and can be life-threatening when ingested. (FDA website).

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