FDA flags dozens of hand sanitizer brands that may be toxic – Axios

At least 75 hand sanitizer brands, many carried by national retailers, may contain dangerous levels of methanol, the Food and Drug Administration warned on Friday.

Why it matters: High exposure to methanol, also called wood alcohol, when absorbed in the skin or ingested can lead to blindness, hospitalization and sometimes death, the agency said.

The big picture: Demand for hand sanitizer has increased throughout the coronavirus outbreak, as Americans are recommended to disinfect their hands frequently.

  • The products, manufactured by several companies, are all made in Mexico and have been carried by major retailers like Walmart, Costco and BJ’s Wholesale Club.
  • The FDA as been flagging various brands since June including several Blumen products.

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FDA flags dozens of hand sanitizer brands that may be toxic – Axios

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