Who would ever believe that there are some new hand sanitizers on the market that are actually toxic? My first thought was that it was a really bad screenplay that nobody would watch; you know — a “B-rated” science fiction movie. But, the FDA announced that certain hand sanitizers manufactured in Mexico can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or digested.
Check your hand sanitizer to make use it DOESN’T have methanol, a wood alcohol. The manufacturer is located in Eskbiochem SA de CV. Hand sanitizers should not have methanol as an ingredient. If you have been exposed to any hand sanitizer containing methanol, seek immediate treatment for potential reversal of toxic effects of methanol poisoning. Exposure to methanol can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system, or death.
Here is the FDA’s list of toxic hand sanitizers:
1. All-Clean Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-002-01)
2. Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-007-01)
3. CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-008-04)
4. Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-006-01)
5. The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-010-10)
6. CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-005-03)
7. CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-009-01)
8. CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-003-01)
9. Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-001-01)
My take-away: don’t drink chloroquine phosphate and don’t use methanol hand sanitizers. In other words, don’t take something meant to protect you from coronavirus that might kill you! Is this really where we are as a society?