FDA Warns Over Methanol In Hand Sanitizers
FDA ISSUES WARNING OVER POTENTIALLY POISONOUS METHANOL IN SOME HAND SANITIZERS
(CNN) – The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning over a potentially poisonous ingredient found in some hand sanitizers.
The FDA says some hand sanitizer products could be contaminated with methanol, which can be life-threatening if ingested and toxic if absorbed through the skin.
Methanol exposure can cause a host of symptoms including nausea, headaches, dizziness, amnesia, coma, and seizures.
The use of ethanol alcohol-based hand sanitizers is still recommended by the FDA when soap and water is unavailable.
The FDA warns that although methanol-containing hand sanitizer produced by the company Eskibiochem was recalled, some of the tainted products could still be in stores.