Health Warning: These are the 9 hand sanitizers that can...

Warning: These are the 9 hand sanitizers that can be toxic, according to the FDA | Univision network News Health

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The Food and Drug administration (FDA for its acronym in English) issued a warning to avoid the use of nine products hand sanitizers manufactured in Mexico because, he said, can contain methanol, a substance that can be toxic if absorbed through skin or if swallowed.

Through a releasethe FDA stated on its website that, after analyzing samples of the products Wash Gel and CleanCare Not Germ, he discovered that they had 81% and 28% of methanol, respectively, also known as wood alcohol.

The reason FDA advises against its use is because the methanol is not an ingredient that is acceptable in the hand sanitizers.

“Consumers who have been exposed to hand sanitizers that contain methanol should seek immediate treatment, that is fundamental for the possible reversal of the toxic effects of poisoning by methanol”, announced the FDA.

Children who use hand sanitizers with methanol and ingested accidentally run the risk of poisoning by methanollike adults who drink sanitizer as a substitute for alcohol (ethanol).

Recommended eliminate these products by placing them into containers of hazardous waste and do not throw them down the drain.

The FDA said that until now no reported cases of injury or poisoning produced by these disinfectants.

“The FDA reminds consumers to wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.”

FDA remains vigilant and will continue to taking action when there are quality problems with hand sanitizers. In addition, the agency is concerned about false and misleading representations of disinfectants for the hands, for example, that may provide protection long as a 24-hour anti-virus, including covid-19since there is no evidence to support these claims.

The response from the company

The FDA contacted Eskbiochem the 17 of June to ask them to withdraw these disinfectants on the market due to the potential risks for the people who use them, but it was not until this Monday when the company said, according to published the journal The New York Times.

A representative of Eskbiochem, Alexander Escamillo, said another person who “had access to our company,” registered in the FDA, “He saw our tags and sent disinfectants,” he said. “Not we ourselves”.

Not identified the person and said that the company could not even sign in on the profile of the FDA “because we don’t know how to do it”.

“We would never do that, to submit a toxic chemical maliciously,” he said Escamillo, and he added that the company would take action against the person, referred to as a runner.

These are the other products of the company Eskbiochem on which has alerted the FDA:

  • All-Clean Hand Sanitizer
  • Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol
  • Wash 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer
  • The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer With 80% Alcohol
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer With 80% Alcohol
  • Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer

It wasn’t immediately clear when they were put on sale in the united States.
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