The FDA Lists Hand Sanitizers to Avoid due to Possible Methanol Risk.

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The FDA Lists Hand Sanitizers to Avoid due to Possible Methanol Risk.

The FDA has expanded their list of hand sanitizers they feel need to be recalled due to a methanol risk. Methanol is toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested.

The FDA says testing found certain hand sanitizers either contained methanol or were made at a facility where the FDA has tested and confirmed methanol contamination.

Click here for the full list of 59 hand sanitizers the FDA are urging to have recalled. The FDA says consumers should avoid these hand sanitizers. All hand sanitizers were made in Mexico.

The CDC says, washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is the best way to clean your hands. When soap and water are not available, the agency recommends using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

The FDA says, “Methanol is not an acceptable active ingredient for hand sanitizers and must not be used due to its toxic effects.”

Exposure to methanol can cause nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system, and death, according to the CDC.

The FDA is continuing its investigation.

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Source: USA Today, “FDA expands list of hand sanitizers to avoid due to methanol risk with more being recommended for recall”

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