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.

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