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Sanitizer Containing Methanol Can Lead To Blindness, Death ― FDA

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended that hand sanitizers containing methanol should be avoided due to its toxic effects on the body, urging that consumers who have been exposed to such sanitizers should seek immediate treatment.

According to a press release issued on June 19, FDA has identified several products that contain methanol, nine hand sanitizers manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV, were found to contain methanol.

Samples of the Lavar Gel and CleanCare No Germ were tested. The Lavar Gel product “contains 81% methanol and no ethyl alcohol,” while CleanCare No Germ “contains 28% methanol.”

In early July, the organization identified additional hand sanitizer products containing methanol

  • Grupo Insoma’s Hand Sanitizer Gel Unscented, 70% alcohol)
  • Transliquid Technologies’ Mystic Shield Protection Hand Sanitizer
  • Soluciones Cosmetics’ Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel Fragrance-Free and Antiseptic Alcohol 70% Topical Solution Hand Sanitizer
  • Tropicosmeticos’ Britz Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 70%
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