• FDA warns consumers about hand sanitizers containing methanol

    9 days ago - By Healio

    The FDA issued an advisory against nine hand sanitizing products from chemical manufacturer Eskbiochem SA de CV for potentially containing methanol.
    The agency identified methanol, or wood alcohol - which can be toxic if ingested or absorbed through the skin - after testing two hand sanitizer products produced by the company.
    “Methanol is not an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizers and should not be used due to its toxic effects,” the organization said in a press release.
    The advisory comes after the FDA contacted the manufacturer to recommend that it remove its hand
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