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Warning: Certain Hand Sanitizers Contaminated with Methanol


FDA Warns of Risk of Methanol Contamination in Certain Hand Sanitizers

FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening when ingested.


Select link below for FDA updates, including list of hand sanitizers contaminated with methanol.


Spanish Version: La FDA advierte a los consumidores sobre los riesgos de contaminación por metanol en algunos desinfectantes para las manos


FDA Updates on Hand Sanitizers with Methanol

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