FDA List of Hand Sanitizers to Avoid (PSA)

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FDA hand sanitizer announcement

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."

The list is searchable and can be found here:

FDA updates on hand sanitizers consumers should not use

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


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Hmm... Only Mexican products are listed. What are the odds ?
And the rest of the world are saints.

It's absolutely amazing to me that there are so many people willing to poison each other and/or cause them to believe they have protection from a deadly illness, while having none. 135 companies!

This year, for the first time in more than half a century of existing, I really despair. This species is reaping EXACTLY what it has sown.