New FDA List of Over 100 Hand Sanitizers to Avoid
The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated its list of potentially fatal hand sanitizers and those that don't have enough active ingredients rendering them useless in protecting you from COVID-19.
You've heard a lot of talk in the media about hand sanitizers containing methanol. Methanol is a chemical that can be extremely toxic if absorbed through the skin or ingested. The FDA claims most hand sanitizers in the U.S. containing Methanol have entered the country from Mexico. The FDA has recalled all hand sanitizers containing Methanol and has also banned them from crossing the U.S. border.
The FDA is now warning Americans not to use hand sanitizers that do not have enough active ingredients to offer protection from COVID-19. To kill the virus, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends using hand sanitizers containing at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
Here is the full updated list of hand sanitizers to avoid according to the FDA.