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    BALTIMORE (CNN) — People are getting sick and even dying after swallowing hand sanitizer, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Four died and others have suffered impaired vision or seizures, the CDC says. Hand sanitizer is everywhere and is useful for cleaning the hands during the coronavirus pandemic. But it’s not safe to swallow, the CDC cautions. “Alcohol-based hand sanitizer products should never be ingested,” the CDC said in a new report. A CDC team described the cases of 15 adults in Arizona and New Mexico hospitalized for methanol poisoning after consuming alcohol-based hand sanitizers between May and June. The CDC is not sure why people might drink hand sanitizer. Children might do it by mistake, and...
    Health officials are warning against drinking hand sanitizer — after four poisoning deaths were reported in the American southwest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday issued an advisory against ingesting any type of sanitizer — and echoed FDA guidance to entirely avoid products that contain methanol, a wood alcohol substance that can be toxic when ingested or absorbed through the skin. Over the course of May and June, the CDC reported 15 cases of methanol poisoning in Arizona and New Mexico when people swallowed alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Four of those patients died, while three were discharged with visual impairments, according to the CDC. see also FDA adds 50 more toxic hand sanitizers to recall list...
    (CNN)People are getting sick and even dying after swallowing hand sanitizer, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Four died and others have suffered impaired vision or seizures, the CDC says.Hand sanitizer is everywhere and is useful for cleaning the hands during the coronavirus pandemic. But it's not safe to swallow, the CDC cautions. "Alcohol-based hand sanitizer products should never be ingested," the CDC said.A CDC team described the cases of 15 adults in Arizona and New Mexico hospitalized for methanol poisoning after consuming alcohol-based hand sanitizers between May and June. The FDAs list of dangerous hand sanitizers has now grown to more than 100The CDC is not sure why people might drink hand sanitizer. Children might...
    (Reuters) - Fifteen cases of methanol poisoning caused by swallowing alcohol-based hand sanitizers were reported in Arizona and New Mexico in May and June, leading to four deaths, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Wednesday. Hand hygiene has been promoted as an important way to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the United States, and the CDC recommends using alcohol-based sanitizer products to clean hands if soap and water are not available. All alcohol-based hand sanitizers approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must contain only ethanol or isopropanol, but some products imported into the country have been found to contain methanol, the CDC said in a report. The study warned that severe methanol...
    Crystal Cox/Business Insider The CDC is urging Americans to stop drinking methanol-containing hand sanitizers. 15 people who ingested the product were hospitalized. Four of them died and three had permanent vision loss. Methanol is a type of alcohol that can be deadly if ingested or absorbed through the skin. In the US, any product that contains more than 4% methanol must be labeled as "poison." Previously, the FDA flagged dozens of hand sanitizers that contained methanol. Some of them didn't list the toxic ingredient on their packaging. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The CDC is calling on Americans not to drink potentially deadly hand sanitizers.  The agency released details of 15 recent cases, including four people...
    SAN ANTONIO – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded its list of hand sanitizer products that have been found to potentially be contaminated with methanol. The FDA is advising consumers not to use these products as methanol, used in fuel, solvents and antifreeze, is poisonous to humans. Data provided by the FDA lists 114 hand sanitizer products that are considered unsafe due to methanol contamination or because they contain “concerningly low levels of ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol, which are active ingredients in hand sanitizer products.” “Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death,” according to the FDA website. One of the listed...
    An alarming number of Americans have been exposed to toxic chemicals in hand sanitizer during the coronavirus pandemic. Calls to poison control centers about hand sanitizers have surged 70 percent, according to new data from the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Cases between Jan. 1 and Aug. 2 were 21,074 -- up from 12,426 in the same time frame in 2019. Calls to poison control centers about hand sanitizer poisoning are up.  And as the number of coronavirus cases continues to spike across the country, potential hand sanitizer poisoning cases peaked in mid-July, with nearly 300 phone calls made in a day at 55 poison control centers across the country, the American Association of Poison Control Centers...
    Using hand sanitizer to keep germs at bay amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic? You may want to avoid the products that were recently added to a federal agency’s list over concerns they have “concerningly low levels of ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol,” or the active ingredients found in hand sanitizers. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday added several hand sanitizers to a list of hand sanitizers to avoid, as the products purportedly do not contain enough alcohol to be effective. HERE'S THE CORRECT WAY TO USE HAND SANITIZER, ACCORDING TO THE CDC The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends using hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, which it lists as one of the three essential items...
    The failure of distance learning presents an opportunity to better engage parents Amazon gets approval to buy 16% stake in UK food delivery firm Deliveroo The FDA Warns Against Using Over 100 Hand Sanitizers: See the Full List © Grace Cary/Getty Images Hand sanitizers have, obviously, been in exceptionally high demand since March when the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the United States and people went scrambling for any bottle they could get their hands on. and while most of the familiar brands are perfectly safe for their intended use, not all hand sanitizers are created equally. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has recently updated its list of those that are not recommended for use by consumers.   “FDA...
    By Harmeet Kaur | CNN The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded its warning about hand sanitizers to avoid, with the list now topping 100. The agency first warned consumers in June about hand sanitizers containing methanol, which can be toxic when absorbed through the skin and potentially deadly if ingested. Since then, several such products have been recalled by manufacturers and pulled from store shelves. Now, the FDA is also warning about hand sanitizers containing insufficient levels of alcohol. “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 agency said in its updated warning on July 31. “The agency urges consumers...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — We continue to warn you about dangerous hand sanitizers and on Monday, the list continues to grow. More than 100 varieties of hand sanitizer are now on the “do not use” list of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Among the products listed are All Clean Sanitizer, The Good Gel and Clean Care hand sanitizers. Some products have been recalled upon the urging of the FDA. The agency says some are toxic because they include methanol and some have low levels of alcohol, which is of major concern.
    WASHINGTON (CBS News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded its list of potentially dangerous hand sanitizers to more than 100. In the latest recall, the maker of Jaloma Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer is recalling the product, imported from Mexico, after the FDA found a sample to be contaminated with methanol, according to a notice published Sunday by the agency. The recalled product bears a red logo with the word “Jaloma” written in white letters, and was distributed throughout the U.S., according to the manufacturer, Laboratorios Jaloma. Consumers who purchased the product should stop using it and return it to the place of purchase for a refund, the company said. The FDA in June started warning consumers that some brands of sanitizer,...
    (CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded its warning about hand sanitizers to avoid, with the list now topping 100. The agency first warned consumers in June about hand sanitizers containing methanol, which can be toxic when absorbed through the skin and potentially deadly if ingested. Since then, several such products have been recalled by manufacturers and pulled from store shelves. Now, the FDA is also warning about hand sanitizers containing insufficient levels of alcohol. “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 agency said in its updated warning on July 31. “The agency urges consumers not to use...
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded its list of potentially dangerous hand sanitizers to more than 100. In the latest recall, the maker of Jaloma Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer is recalling the product, imported from Mexico, after the FDA found a sample to be contaminated with methanol, according to a notice published Sunday by the agency. The recalled product bears a red logo with the word "Jaloma" written in white letters, and was distributed throughout the U.S., according to the manufacturer, Laboratorios Jaloma. Consumers who purchased the product should stop using it and return it to the place of purchase for a refund, the company said. The FDA in June started warning consumers that some brands of sanitizer, mostly...
    (CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded its warning about hand sanitizers to avoid, with the list now topping 100. The agency first warned consumers in June about hand sanitizers containing methanol, which can be toxic when absorbed through the skin and potentially deadly if ingested. Since then, several such products have been recalled by manufacturers and pulled from store shelves. Now, the FDA is also warning about hand sanitizers containing insufficient levels of alcohol. “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 agency said in its updated warning on July 31. “The agency urges consumers not to use...
    (CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded its warning about hand sanitizers to avoid, with the list now topping 100.The agency first warned consumers in June about hand sanitizers containing methanol, which can be toxic when absorbed through the skin and potentially deadly if ingested. Since then, several such products have been recalled by manufacturers and pulled from store shelves. Now, the FDA is also warning about hand sanitizers containing insufficient levels of alcohol. FDA expands list of potentially deadly hand sanitizers"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 agency said in its updated warning on July 31. "The agency urges...
    BOSTON (CBS) – The list of hand sanitizers to avoid is growing. More than 100 varieties of sanitizer are now on the FDA’s “do not use” list. Among the products listed are All Clean sanitizer, The Good Gel, Clean Care, and Gel-Bact hand sanitizer. Some products have been recalled upon the urging of the FDA. The agency takes issue with some of the ingredients used in the dangerous sanitizers. The FDA says some are toxic because they include methanol and some have low levels of alcohol that are concerning.
    Oldest US department store chain Lord & Taylor files for bankruptcy Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat FDAs Do-Not-Use These Hand Sanitizers List Now at More Than 100 Products © Photo by PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP via Getty Images A health worker dispenses sanitizer to a person before a COVID-19 rapid test during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this weekend issued a list of 101 hand sanitizers that people "should not use" because of their toxicity, or having been manufactured in the same facility of other sanitizers that contain methanol, or wood alcohol. What started as a...
    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded its list of dangerous hand sanitizers. The agency warned a Mexican company about selling products that include methanol in their ingredient list. Methanol can poison people through the skin. With hand sanitizer in high demand due to the coronavirus pandemic, other companies are stepping in to fill a gap and sell hand sanitizers and related products. The government is warning people to pay attention to labels and avoid using products with methanol, which could be potentially deadly. “Manufacturers’ failure to immediately recall all potentially affected products is placing consumers in danger of methanol poisoning,” the FDA said in a statement. “A warning letter has been issued to Eskbiochem S.A. de C.V. for distributing...
    A bag of Fresh Express salad that is part of the FDA recall. Some Fresh Express bags of salad should be thrown out because they could be infected with a harmful, single-celled parasite called Cyclospora cayetanensis, federal food safety officials said this week. The salads were sold at Aldi and other major food retailers under the Fresh Express name, or labeled as Giant Eagle, Hy-Vee, Walmart Marketside or Jewel-Osco Signature Farms.  Fresh Express recalled the salads in June. Officials with the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are now investigating what caused the infections at Fresh Express' Illinois plant. More than 640 people from 11 states have contracted cyclosporiasis, the intestinal illness...
    Although public health experts say hand sanitizer is generally an adequate substitute for handwashing to protect yourself against COVID-19, the growing use of disinfectant products is leading to another problem: A surge in accidental poisoning, especially among children.  Through the third week of July, there was a 59% spike this year in calls to one of the 55 poison control centers around the U.S. due to various incidents involving sanitizer compared to the same period last year, according to data from the National Poison Data System. Of those 18,625 cases, nearly 12,000 involved kids age 5 and younger. Sanitizers can have different risks. In June, the Food and Drug Administration started warning consumers that some brands of sanitizer, mostly manufactured in Mexico, were...
    The Food and Drug Administration has expanded to 87 the number of store-bought hand sanitizers that consumers should avoid because they contain a potentially toxic chemical. The regulatory agency on Tuesday said it has seen a "sharp increase" in sanitizers that claim to contain ethanol but that have tested positive for methanol. Also known as wood alcohol, methanol can be toxic when absorbed through the skin and deadly if swallowed. Some of the sanitizers identified by the FDA is potentially dangerous are sold nationwide at retailers including Walmart and Target. "Methanol is not an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizers and must not be used due to its toxic effects," the FDA said in a statement, directing consumers to its website, where it maintains...
    WASHINGTON (CBS News) — The Federal Drug Administration has expanded to 87 the number of store-bought hand sanitizers that consumers should avoid because they contain a potentially toxic chemical. CBS News reports that the regulatory agency on Tuesday said it has seen a “sharp increase” in sanitizers that claim to contain ethanol but that have tested positive for methanol. Also known as wood alcohol, methanol can be toxic when absorbed through the skin and deadly if swallowed. Some of the sanitizers identified by the FDA is potentially dangerous are sold nationwide at retailers including Walmart and Target. “Methanol is not an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizers and must not be used due to its toxic effects,” the FDA said in a statement, directing...
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added a dozen potentially dangerous hand sanitizers to its recall list due to the presence of methanol. As of Tuesday, 87 of the products have tested positive for methanol, a substance that can be poisonous if it comes into contact with the skin or potentially fatal if ingested, the FDA said in a press release. The majority of the hand sanitizers appear to be made in Mexico, with recalls issued by the distributor or manufacturer. The FDA is urging consumers not to use products from listed manufacturers even if that specific product is not on the recall list, “since some manufacturers are recalling only certain — but not all — of their hand...
    More than 75 different hand sanitizers are now being recalled because they've tested positive for a toxic chemical called methanol, or wood alcohol.The Food and Drug Administration expanded its list of hand sanitizers with methanol contamination this week.The FDA said the substance can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested. It can cause short- and long-term health problems, and be potentially life-threatening if ingested.RELATED: FDA warns consumers about hand sanitizer products containing methanol"The agency is aware of adults and children ingesting hand sanitizer products contaminated with methanol that has led to recent adverse events including blindness, hospitalizations and death," the FDA has said.Earlier this month, the agency reported seeing an increase in hand sanitizers that are labeled to...
    THE Food and Drug Administration expanded their list of potentially toxic hand sanitizers customers should avoid, announcing on Friday the recall of four more products sold nationwide. As of July 28, 87 hand sanitizers have tested positive for methanol, a substance often used to create fuel and antifreeze that can be poisonous if absorbed through the skin and potentially fatal if ingested. 4 Born Basic ANTI-BAC HAND SANITIZER, one of the products that has been recalled by the FDA The recall, by Real Clean Distribuciones of La Loma, Tlalnepantla, Mexico, involves the following sanitizer brands, Born Basic ANTI-BAC HAND SANITIZER, Scent Theory KEEP CLEAN, Scent Theory KEEP IT CLEAN and Lux Eoi Hand Sanitizing Gel. A majority of the products...
    CHICAGO (CBS) —  Two more hand sanitizers are being added to a growing list of recalls for being potentially toxic. The recall is for Target’s Born Basic brand and Walmart’s Scent Theory. These brands are sold both in stores and online. They’re being recalled because they’re potentially toxic when rubbed on the skin and absorbed. More than 75 hand sanitizers are now under recall. Click here for a list of recalled hand sanitizers.  
    NEW YORK (CBSNEWS.COM) – The Food and Drug Administration’s list of potentially toxic hand sanitizers continues to grow, with the agency announcing the recall of four more products sold nationwide at retailers including Walmart and Target. The recall, by Real Clean Distribuciones of La Loma, Tlalnepantla, Mexico, involves the following sanitizer brands: Born Basic ANTI-BAC HAND SANITIZER Scent Theory KEEP CLEAN Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer Scent Theory KEEP IT CLEAN Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer Lux Eoi Hand Sanitizing Gel to the consumer level The recall follows earlier FDA warnings to consumers and health care providers regarding a slew of hand sanitizers labeled as containing ethanol, but that had tested positive for methanol. Also known as wood alcohol, methanol can be toxic when...
    Hand Sanitizer (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images) The increased demand for hand sanitizer due to the coronavirus pandemic fears which have caused shortages throughout the nation. This has prompted the US Food and Drug Administration to warn of potentially deadly products.  The FDA is urging consumers not to use hand sanitizer products that contain methanol or that are under recall. READ MORE: Rapper E-40 gifts 1,000 gallons of hand sanitizer to California prisons Methanol is a chemical that has been found in numerous products manufactured in Mexico.  Symptoms of methanol poisoning may include a decreased level of consciousness, poor or no coordination, vomiting, abdominal pain, and a specific smell on the breath. Decreased vision may start as early...
    Twitter/ @FDA_Drug_Info The FDA has issued a written warning to the Mexican producer of U.S.-distributed hand sanitizers because the loss of life toll from publicity to methanol continues to rise. The FDA issued a warning letter to the corporate Eskbiochem S.A. de C.V. “concerning the distribution of merchandise labeled as manufactured at its services with undeclared methanol, deceptive claims –together with incorrectly stating that FDA accepted these merchandise—and improper manufacturing practices,” a press release launched on July 27 stated. The corporate have been beforehand issued with directions to take away their merchandise from American markets in mid June, however did not comply. The FDA reminded customers that its checklist of harmful hand sanitizer...
    The Food and Drug Administration's list of potentially toxic hand sanitizers continues to grow, with the agency on Friday announcing the recall of four more products sold nationwide at retailers including Walmart and Target. The recall, by Real Clean Distribuciones of La Loma, Tlalnepantla, Mexico, involves the following sanitizer brands:  Born Basic ANTI-BAC HAND SANITIZER Scent Theory KEEP CLEAN Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer Scent Theory KEEP IT CLEAN Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer Lux Eoi Hand Sanitizing Gel to the consumer level The recall follows earlier FDA warnings to consumers and health care providers regarding a slew of hand sanitizers labeled as containing ethanol, but that had tested positive for methanol. Also known as wood alcohol, methanol can be toxic when absorbed through...
    (CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded its list of potentially deadly hand sanitizer products, warning a Mexican-based company about selling products that contain methanol, a dangerous form of alcohol that can poison people through their skin. Many new companies have been selling hand sanitizer products because of the increased demand fueled by coronavirus fears, and shortages of the usual mainstream products. But the FDA said on Monday that many companies are using unsafe alcohols in their products, and is warning people to not use them. “Manufacturers’ failure to immediately recall all potentially affected products is placing consumers in danger of methanol poisoning,” the FDA said in a statement. “A warning letter has been issued to Eskbiochem S.A. de C.V. for distributing...
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    (CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded its list of potentially deadly and sanitizer products, warning a Mexican-based company about selling products that contain methanol, a dangerous form of alcohol that can poison people through their skin. Many new companies have been selling hand sanitizer products because of the increased demand fueled by coronavirus fears, and shortages of the usual mainstream products. But the FDA said on Monday that many companies are using unsafe alcohols in their products, and is warning people to not use them. “Manufacturers’ failure to immediately recall all potentially affected products is placing consumers in danger of methanol poisoning,” the FDA said in a statement. “A warning letter has been issued to Eskbiochem...
    By Maggie Fox | CNN The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded its list of potentially deadly and sanitizer products, warning a Mexican-based company about selling products that contain methanol, a dangerous form of alcohol that can poison people through their skin. Many new companies have been selling hand sanitizer products because of the increased demand fueled by coronavirus fears, and shortages of the usual mainstream products. But the FDA said on Monday that many companies are using unsafe alcohols in their products, and is warning people to not use them. “Manufacturers’ failure to immediately recall all potentially affected products is placing consumers in danger of methanol poisoning,” the FDA said in a statement. “A warning letter has been...
    (CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded its list of potentially deadly and sanitizer products, warning a Mexican-based company about selling products that contain methanol, a dangerous form of alcohol that can poison people through their skin.Many new companies have been selling hand sanitizer products because of the increased demand fueled by coronavirus fears, and shortages of the usual mainstream products. But the FDA said on Monday that many companies are using unsafe alcohols in their products, and is warning people to not use them."Manufacturers' failure to immediately recall all potentially affected products is placing consumers in danger of methanol poisoning," the FDA said in a statement."A warning letter has been issued to Eskbiochem S.A. de C.V. for distributing...
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    WEYMOUTH (CBS) — Walmart and Target listed new recalls for potentially toxic hand sanitizers on their websites late last week. The FDA’s recall list of hand sanitizers that may contain methanol, which can be toxic when absorbed into the skin or ingested, has grown to 77 entries. Walmart released a list of stores nationwide that sold the recalled Scent Theory hand sanitizer, and the company’s Weymouth location makes the list. Meanwhile, Target says the recalled Born Basic hand sanitizer was sold at Target stores and on Target.com. The FDA says “substantial methanol exposure” can cause nausea, vomiting, headache and sometimes cause permanent damage to the nervous system or death. The FDA issued its first warning last month about the...
    North Carolina professor who resigned amid controversy over his vile tweets found dead Help Out-of-Work Cooks by Supporting Their Side Hustles The FDA Just Expanded Its List Of Toxic Hand Sanitizers To 76 Products © Photo by Katkami - Getty Images The FDA issued a new warning to avoid 76 hand sanitizers containing methanol, which is toxic when absorbed in the skin or ingested. Here's what to know. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an expanded warning to avoid 76 hand sanitizer brands and immediately dispose of any on hand. The recalled hand sanitizers are made by Eskbiochem and other companies in Mexico and contain the potentially toxic alcohol, methanol. Methanol exposure, including topical or ingestion, requires...
    The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol ((also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination. The list has now grown to more than 75 products being recalled. Methanol, also known as wood alcohol, can be toxic when ingested or absorbed through the skin, according to FDA said. The agency said it's aware of adults and children ingesting hand sanitizer products contaminated with methanol that has led to recent adverse events including blindness, hospitalizations and death. The FDA advises consumers not to use hand sanitizers listed below, or products with the names or NDC...
    The Food and Drug Administration's list of potentially toxic hand sanitizers continues to grow, with the agency warning of more products tainted with methanol. The FDA's latest warning to consumers and health care providers involves hand sanitizers labeled as containing ethanol, but tested positive for methanol. Also known as wood alcohol, methanol can be toxic when absorbed through the skin and deadly if swallowed.  The regulatory agency has expanded to 75 its list of sanitizers for consumers to avoid — some of which have already been recalled and some the FDA is recommending be recalled — for containing the potentially fatal substance. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox "The agency is aware of adults and children ingesting hand sanitizer products...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There’s a new warning about toxic hand sanitizers. The Food and Drug Administration is now recalling 75 brands. They say the products can make people sick or even cause death if ingested. At least 11 people have died and more than two dozen have been hospitalized after drinking contaminated hand sanitizer. The products claim to contain ethanol but instead have tested positive for methanol or wood alcohol. It’s toxic when absorbed through the skin. “When COVID-19 came along, you know, trusted brands went out the window for products in demand, like hand sanitizer, and we took what we could get,” CBS News medical contributor David Agus said. “And what you get is a lot of foreign-made...
    SAN ANTONIO – As demand for hand sanitizer surges, so do questionable imports, most of which are made in Mexico. The Food and Drug Administration’s list of products to avoid because they do or may contain toxic methanol has ballooned to 75 varieties. The agency said in a statement it has seen a “sharp increase in hand sanitizer products labeled to contain ethanol, but have tested positive for methanol contamination.” Methanol can be toxic if absorbed through the skin and can even be deadly if it’s ingested. The FDA said it has reports of blindness, hospitalizations and deaths linked to contaminated hand sanitizer ingestion. RELATED: FDA warns against using more than 70 hand sanitizers containing methanol Four more companies have...
    Chicago wont see Portland-style deployment of federal agents, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Aldi Is Opening at Least 70 MORE Stores This Year—Heres Where Heres the Full List of 76 Hand Sanitizers Containing Toxic Methanol The Food and Drug Administration has now identified 76 types of hand sanitizer that may contain methanol, which can be toxic when applied to the skin or ingested. © Provided by People The FDA has identified dozens of hand sanitizer brands containing methanol, which can be toxic when applied to the skin In mid June, the FDA first listed nine different hand sanitizer products all from the Mexican manufacturer Eskbiochem SA de CV that should not be used under any circumstances. Throughout July, the administration...
    SAN ANTONIO – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has updated its list of hand sanitizer products that have been found to be contaminated with methanol. The FDA is advising consumers not to use these products as methanol, used in fuel, solvents and antifreeze, is poisonous to humans. Methanol can be life-threatening when ingested and can be toxic when absorbed through the skin. “Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death,” the FDA website states. FDA officials said they were aware of reports of adverse events associated with the listed hand sanitizer products including adults and children who ingested products contaminated with methanol that led...
    BOSTON (CBS) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) list of hand sanitizers with a potentially toxic ingredient has ballooned to 75. The FDA issued it’s first warning last month about the hand sanitizers made in Mexico by listing nine products they recommended for recall. That list has rapidly grown in just one month. Read: FDA Contaminated Hand Sanitizer List The agency says all 75 contain may contain methanol, which can be toxic when absorbed into the skin or ingested. Some of the products were sold in Massachusetts. Earlier this month, Transliquid Technologies LLC recalled all Mystic Shield Protection Topical Solution packaged in 8.45 ounce (250 ml) bottles. The hand sanitizer was sold from May 21-June 30 to wholesale and...
    PHILADELPHIA (CNN) — The Food and Drug Administration has added more hand sanitizers to its growing list of products that contain wood alcohol, which is toxic if absorbed through the skin. More than two dozen various hand sanitizers sold by the Mexico-based company 4E Global — many carrying the Blumen label — contain high levels of methanol, or wood alcohol, and have been recommended for recall. Download The New And Improved CBS Philly App! The FDA said it has seen an increase in products containing ethanol, also known as ethyl alcohol, that tested positive for potentially poisonous methanol contamination — which can be life-threatening if ingested. States have also reported cases of blindness, hospitalizations and deaths in adults and children after...
    In the age of routine hand sanitizer use to protect against the novel coronavirus, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is urging consumers to be wary of at least 75 such products because they may contain a toxic chemical. In a Friday announcement, the federal agency included additional hand sanitizers to its list of those that contain methanol, “a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening when ingested.” Methanol is also sometimes referred to as wood alcohol, per the FDA. HERE’S THE CORRECT WAY TO USE HAND SANITIZER, ACCORDING TO THE CDC “The agency is aware of adults and children ingesting hand sanitizer products contaminated with methanol that has led to recent...
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    Nicole Karlis July 18, 2020 6:00PM (UTC) Most hand sanitizers contain some form of alcohol, a disinfectant; yet as any distiller will tell you, not all alcohols are created equal. Inexperienced or unscrupulous chemists may accidentally create toxic alcohols, including one which can cause blindness.  Something like this appears have happened during the production of some hand sanitizer, a hot commodity during the global pandemic. Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that some hand sanitizers that are labeled as containing ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol, and what is in spirits) have tested positive for methanol, also known as wood alcohol. According to the FDA's recall list, there are 69 hand sanitizer products that they advise consumers not to use. On...
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    THESE hand sanitizers could kill you as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the list of potentially toxic cleansers.  The FDA issued warnings about 59 different hand sanitizers, many of which are said to contain methanol, which can be dangerous when absorbed through the skin or ingested. 6 The FDA have issued warnings about 59 different hand sanitizersCredit: AP:Associated Press 6 Many of the hand sanitizers contain varying degrees of methanol which can be poisonous All of the sanitizers appear to have been produced in Mexico. Last month, the FDA warned Americans not to use nine "toxic" hand sanitizers made by Mexico-based Eskbiochem SA de CV with each containing varying amounts of methanol, some as high as...
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    These hand sanitizers won’t just remove bacteria from your hands — they could also poison you. The Food and Drug Administration has updated its growing list of hand sanitizers that contain methanol, a wood alcohol substance that can be toxic when ingested or absorbed through the skin. And worse yet, sometimes the ingredient may not even be listed on the products. “FDA is warning consumers and health-care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand-sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol … but that have tested positive for methanol contamination,” the agency wrote in a post this month, along with a list at the bottom of the hand sanitizers that were either recalled or voluntarily recalled....
    Getty FDA has advised against using some hand sanitizers in the fight against COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded its list of hand sanitizers that could contain dangerous chemicals and should not be used to ward off COVID-19. The FDA’s list of hand sanitizer products to avoid now contains 59 entries. “FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening when ingested,” the...
    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning Americans to stop using certain hand sanitizers because they may be toxic.  Regulators expanded their list of potentially dangerous hand sanitizers to 59, manufactured by 13 companies.  Last month, the FDA cautioned that nine products manufactured by Mexico-based Eskbiochem SA de CV and contain varying amounts of methanol. It now warns against hand sanitizers made companies including AAA Cosmetica, 4E Global, and DDI Multinacional.  Methanol is a type of alcohol that can be poisonous if it is absorbed through the skin or ingested. The FDA says that exposure to methanol-based hand sanitizer can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or even...
    The Food and Drug Administration is warning that dozens of hand sanitizers should be avoided after they tested positive for the toxic substance methanol. The agency issued the alert July 2 while warning about the effects of methanol, which can cause servere side effects when absorbed through the skin. In total, the FDA has added 46 hand sanitizer brands to its list of toxic products. "The agency is aware of adults and children ingesting hand sanitizer products contaminated with methanol that has led to recent adverse events including blindness, hospitalizations and death," the agency said in a statement. Consumers who have been exposed to the substance while using hand sanitizer should seek treatment to reverse its effects, the FDA said. Exposure can result...
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has added dozens of hand sanitizers to the list of those to avoid due to concerns about methanol contamination, ABC News reported on Monday. "That should never be in a hand sanitizer," ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton said of methanol. "Its absorption can produce toxic, and in some cases, deadly results." With prolonged exposure, methanol can cause blindness, nervous system and/or gastrointestinal issues or death, according to a 2017 study by the Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The additions to the FDA list mean there are now 59 different brands of hand sanitizer that the public needs to avoid. All of those on the list were apparently produced in Mexico, according to...
    Rachel Askinasi/Insider The Food and Drug Administration updated its list of hand sanitizer containing the dangerous chemical methanol, adding five formulas made in Mexico and bringing the total to 59 products.  According to the FDA, methanol has been reported to cause blindness, hospitalization, and even death when absorbed through the skin or ingested.  "Methanol is not an acceptable active ingredient for hand sanitizer and must not be used due to its toxic effects," the FDA wrote in a report on its website. "FDA's investigation of methanol in certain hand sanitizers is ongoing Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Food and Drug Administration updated its growing list of hand sanitizers to avoid on Friday, adding five products...
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    (CNN) — The Food and Drug Administration has added more hand sanitizers to its growing list of products that contain wood alcohol, which is toxic if absorbed through the skin. More than two dozen various hand sanitizers sold by the Mexico-based company 4E Global — many carrying the Blumen label — contain high levels of methanol, or wood alcohol, and have been recommended for recall. The FDA said it has seen an increase in products containing ethanol, also known as ethyl alcohol, that tested positive for potentially poisonous methanol contamination — which can be life-threatening if ingested. States have also reported cases of blindness, hospitalizations and deaths in adults and children after drinking hand sanitizer products tainted with methanol, the agency said. There are...
    (CNN)The Food and Drug Administration has added more hand sanitizers to its growing list of products that contain wood alcohol, which is toxic if absorbed through the skin. More than two dozen various hand sanitizers sold by the Mexico-based company 4E Global -- many carrying the Blumen label -- contain high levels of methanol, or wood alcohol, and have been recommended for recall. The FDA said it has seen an increase in products containing ethanol, also known as ethyl alcohol, that tested positive for potentially poisonous methanol contamination -- which can be life-threatening if ingested. Nothing about the coronavirus is simple. Except the small actions you can take to prevent its spread States have also reported cases of blindness, hospitalizations...
    BOSTON (CBS) – The Food and Drug Administration said manufacturers are recalling two brands of hand sanitizer, including one product that was sold in Massachusetts. The recalls come not long after the FDA warned customers that over a dozen brands of hand sanitizer tested positive for methanol, which can be dangerous when ingested or absorbed through the skin. Transliquid Technologies LLC is recalling all Mystic Shield Protection Topical Solution packaged in 8.45 ounce (250 ml) bottles. The hand sanitizer was sold from May 21-June 30 to wholesale and retail stores in Massachusetts, California, Louisiana, and Texas. The second recall is from ITECH 361, which is recalling almost 19,000 bottles of All Clean Hand Sanitizer, Moisturizer and Disinfectant, with UPC Code...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Food and Drug Administration is recalling hand sanitizers with methanol, a hazardous ingredient. And poison control centers are getting calls. “I do know poison control centers around the country have been,” says Dr. Tony Pizon of The Pittsburgh Poison Center. The FDA is also seeing hand sanitizers labeled as containing ethanol, or ethyl alcohol, but they’re contaminated with methanol. This type of alcohol can be used as a pesticide, a solvent or fuel. It can be absorbed through the skin but is more dangerous if ingested. “There is a chance of absorbing it through your skin or inhaling the fumes that can cause minor toxicity,” says Dr. Pizon. “If you’re just using hand sanitizer like using...
    Two brands of hand sanitizer are being recalled by their manufacturers due to methanol, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The recalls come after the agency warned consumers against buying more than a dozen brands of hand sanitizer that tested positive for the toxic substance, including the two under recall. ITECH 361 is recalling almost 19,000 bottles of All Clean Hand Sanitizer, Moisturizer and Disinfectant, with UPC Code 628055370130 and sold in one liter bottles, because of the potential presence of methanol. The product was sold nationally to both wholesale distributors and to retailers. The second recall is from Transliquid Technologies LLC, which is recalling all Mystic Shield Protection Topical Solution packaged in 8.45 ounce (250 ml) bottles. The...
    (CBS DETROIT) – The FDA is giving out a new waring about several toxic hand sanitizers. This includes, Grupo Insoma’s hand sanitizer and Transliquid Technologies’ Mystic Shield Protection Hand Sanitizer. These products contain methanol, which can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested, according to the FDA. Symptoms include: nausea, vomiting and headache. For a complete list of toxic hand sanitizers visit FDA.gov. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS SF) — The FDA is expanding its list of potentially toxic hand sanitizers that it is warning consumers to avoid using. The warnings come at a time when hand sanitizers are in especially heavy demand due to the coronavirus pandemic, with public health officials urging consumers to frequently wash their hands and to use hand sanitizer. For instance, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and prevention recommends using sanitizers that contain at least 60% ethanol alcohol, as well as frequently washing hands. The FDA said Thursday that methanol, or wood alcohol, “is not an acceptable active ingredient for hand sanitizers and must not be used due to its toxic effects.” The agency said it is aware of cases of...
    The list of hand sanitizers that might be toxic is growing. Weeks after warning that nine products made by Eskbiochem might contain methanol, a wood alcohol that can be deadly if swallowed, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is sounding the alarm on a number of other brands. According to the agency, some hand sanitizers made by AAA Cosmetica, Soluciones Cosmeticas SA de CV, Transliquid Technologies and Tropicosmeticos SA de CV may also contain the substance. The announcement comes amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has public health officials and others urging people to regularly wash their hands or use hand sanitizer if that’s not an option in a bid to slow the spread of the deadly disease. Hand sanitizers...
    (CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration has added five hand sanitizers to its list of products that have tested positive for a toxic chemical.These additional hand sanitizer products tested positive for methanol, which is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through skin or ingested.These 9 hand sanitizers may contain a potentially fatal ingredient, FDA warnsThe FDA's discovery comes just two weeks after the agency advised consumers not to use nine hand sanitizers manufactured by the Mexican company Eskbiochem SA, because samples had tested positive for methanol.Exposure to significant amounts of methanol can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death.Anyone exposed to these hand sanitizers should seek...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Five more brands of hand sanitizer have tested positive for a toxic chemical. The FDA says they all contain methanol, which can be dangerous when ingested or absorbed through the skin. “The agency is aware of adults and children ingesting hand sanitizer products contaminated with methanol that has led to recent adverse events including blindness, hospitalizations and death,” the FDA said in a statement. Last month, the agency listed nine brands to avoid because they contain methanol. Here are the five brands added to the FDA list: Grupo Insoma’s Hand Sanitizer Gel Unscented 70% Alcohol (with NDC numbers 75744-0200-3; 75744-0200-4; 75744-0201-5; 75744-0202-1; 75744-0250-1; 75744-0250-2; 75744-0500-1; 75744-1000-1; 75744-1000-3; 75744-1001-1) Transliquid Technologies’ Mystic Shield Protection hand...
    Consumers should avoid five additional brands of hand sanitizer that tested positive for methanol, a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested, the Food and Drug Administration said. The warning comes after the agency last month cautioned against any of nine brands of possibly toxic hand sanitizer that may contain methanol. The warnings come at a time when hand sanitizers are in especially heavy demand due to the coronavirus pandemic, with public health officials urging consumers to frequently wash their hands and to use hand sanitizer. For instance, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends using sanitizers that contain at least 60% ethanol alcohol, as well as frequently washing hands. The FDA said Thursday...
    Just when you thought your 4th of July celebration during a pandemic couldn’t be any riskier . . . A fire department in Greensboro, North Carolina is warning citizens not to handle fireworks after using coronavirus-killing hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizers kill germs thanks to their high alcohol content — usually 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol. But this fact also makes the personal hygiene product highly flammable, and even the fumes from a small amount on your hands could be enough to turn your sparkler into a “screamer.” (That’s you screaming, not the fireworks.) “Keep in mind, if you are using consumer fireworks this year, DO NOT USE HAND SANITIZER AT THE SAME TIME!” warns the City of Greensboro Fire Department in...
    THE KARDASHIANS are known for their lavish birthday parties, baby showers, and celebrations where they try to each other. And despite calls for social distancing and protective gear, Khloe Kardashian didn't let the coronavirus rain on her 36th birthday party. 28 Khloe Kardashian looked almost unrecognizable at her birthday partyCredit: Refer to Caption 28 Her whole home was decorated with the words KOKO and pink balloonsCredit: Instagram 28 There was also a giant slide with her face on itCredit: Instagram Khloe celebrated yet another summer birthday with a bash where the "guest list was small but the decor was major," she claimed on her Instagram. The youngest of the Kardashian trio had her Los Angeles home decked out with pink...
    The FDA sent a warning letter to consumers about hand sanitizers. It urges Americans that hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem may be toxic. Due to an ingredient, methanol (wood alcohol), which can be toxic if absorbed through the skin or ingested, the FDA is asking people to stay away. The FDA does recommend hand sanitizers with at least 60% ethanol if you cannot wash hands with soap and water. If you’ve been exposed to a hand sanitizer with methanol in it, seek medical treatment immediately. According to the CDC, methanol is manufactured as a solvent, pesticide, and alternative fuel. It should not be used on skin or ingested. If you have a hand sanitizer that contains this ingredient, call...
    The Food and Drug Administration is cautioning consumers to stay clear of certain hand sanitizers that could potentially contain toxic chemicals. Nine hand sanitizers manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico could potentially contain methanol (wood alcohol), which can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or digested. Hand sanitizers on the FDA’s watchlist include:  All-Clean Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-002-01); Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-007-01); CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-008-04); Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-006-01); The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-010-10); CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-005-03); CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-009-01); CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-003-01);...
    (CNN)Three people died and one is permanently blind from methanol poisoning after drinking hand sanitizer in New Mexico, health officials said. An additional three people are in critical condition, the New Mexico Department of Health said in a statement. "All seven people are believed to have drunk hand sanitizer containing methanol," it said. The cases were reported to New Mexico Poison Control in May, and were related to alcoholism, health officials said. They did not provide additional details on the cases. These 9 hand sanitizers may contain a potentially fatal ingredientSome people have been known to use hand sanitizer to get intoxicated due to its alcohol content. Before the pandemic, hand sanitizer was banned in most prisons based on...
    The FDA recently warned against hand sanitizers with toxic levels of methanol, which can be deadly.  Other hand-sanitizers, like varieties made from standard liquor or those that have expired, should be avoided too.  It's always better to wash your hands with soap and water than to use even the most legitimate sanitizer.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Early in the pandemic, hand sanitizer flew off store shelves. But last week, the FDA warned that some varieties should stay there — or better yet, not be sold at all.  The nine hand-sanitizer products, produced by the company Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, contain the toxic chemical methanol, which can be poisonous — leading symptoms like drowsiness, dizziness, headache,...
    SAN ANTONIO – Even as hand sanitizer is in huge demand, the FDA issued a warning to not use any of several hand sanitizers made by Eskbiochem SA de CV, a company in Mexico, because they may be toxic. The products “can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested,” the FDA stated.. The sanitizers were sold under several brand names - Esk Biochem, All-Clean, Lavar, The Good Gel, CleanCare NoGerm and Saniderm. The FDA said tests showed the sanitizers contain methanol or wood alcohol which is “not acceptable for hand sanitizer” and “should not be used due to its toxic effects.” ‘People let their guard down:’ Bexar Facts poll shows drop in concern about coronavirus in San Antonio...
    The Food and Drug Administration is cautioning consumers to stay clear of certain hand sanitizers that could potentially contain toxic chemicals. Nine hand sanitizers manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico could potentially contain methanol (wood alcohol), which can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or digested. Hand sanitizers on the FDA’s watchlist include:  All-Clean Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-002-01); Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-007-01); CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-008-04); Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-006-01); The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-010-10); CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-005-03); CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-009-01); CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-003-01);...
    An advisory from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns against consumers using hand sanitizer containing methanol, an ingredient that can prove fatal if ingested or absorbed through the skin. Methanol is alcohol often found in antifreeze, alcohol-based solvents, and fuel. When ingested or absorbed through the skin in a hand sanitizer, a potentially lethal dose is between 30 and 240 milliliters, as USA Today reports, or 1 to 8 ounces. The human body also creates its own methanol to digest food, but not anywhere near a lethal amount. The FDA has advised that hand sanitizer manufacturer Eskbiochem makes the nine hand sanitizers consumers are being advised to stop using. If someone were to inhale, ingest, or absorb...
    SAN ANTONIO – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to use certain hand sanitizer products due to the potential presence of methanol. Samples of hand sanitizers manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de DV in Mexico were found to contain methanol which is toxic when ingested or absorbed through the skin, according to the FDA. Methanol is used in fuel, solvents and antifreeze and is poisonous to humans. Veterans turn their TX whiskey distillery into hand sanitizer operation, donate thousands of gallons The list of products that may contain methanol are: All-Clean Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-002-01) Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-007-01) CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-008-04) Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC:...