In a desperate attempt to kill the virus, don't get yourself killed by using these nine hand sanitizers!
Since we are surviving through a pandemic, the use of hand sanitizers is drastically increasing around the world. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning people not to use hand sanitizers produced by Eskbiochem because of the possible addition of a fatal chemical.
In the samples of Lavar Gel and CleanCare No Germ hand sanitizers, the FDA discovered a chemical called methanol, which can be toxic when absorbed and ingested through the skin. Both the products are manufactured by the Mexican Company.
“Methanol is not an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizers and should not be used due to its toxic effects,” the FDA said. The agency warned that “substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, and permanent damage to the nervous system or death.”
The Mexican company, Eskbiochem did not respond to the reports yet.
According to the FDA recommendations, you should avoid using the following brands of hand sanitizers:
● All-Clean Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-002-01)
● CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-008-04)
● Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-007-01)
● Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-006-01)
● CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-005-03) The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-010-10)
● CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-009-01)
● Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-001-01)
● CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-003-01)
People who have been using or exposed to these hand sanitizers should immediately seek healthcare help, the agency suggested.