The FDA has expanded its list of hand sanitizers that consumers shouldn’t use.
The FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) has identified more than 100 hand sanitizers that shouldn’t be used. The products contain methanol or don’t have enough ingredients to be effective. The FDA says that in most cases, methanol (a potentially fatal ingredient) isn’t listed on the label.
"FDA continues to find issues with certain hand sanitizer products. FDA test results show certain hand sanitizers have concerningly low levels of ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol, which are active ingredients in hand sanitizer products," the federal agency said. "The agency urges consumers not to use these subpotent products and has expanded its list to include subpotent hand sanitizers, in addition to hand sanitizers that are or may be contaminated with methanol."
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