FDA Adds More to the Toxic Hand Sanitizer List

The FDA now lists over 100 hand sanitizers as toxic.

 
 

According to the FDA, for a hand sanitizer to be deemed toxic, it must:

  • Has been tested by FDA and found to contain methanol.

  • Is labeled to contain methanol.

  • Has been tested and is found to have microbial contamination.

  • Is being recalled by the manufacturer or distributor.

  • Is subpotent, meaning it has less than the required amount of ethyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol or benzalkonium chloride.

  • Is purportedly made at the same facility as products that have been tested by FDA and found to contain methanol.

 
 

FDA advises consumers not to use hand sanitizers from these companies, or products with these names or NDC numbers.

 
 

See the full list here:

https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-updates-hand-sanitizers-consumers-should-not-use

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