I saw this need-to-know article written by Lite Rock 96.9 WFPG's Eddie Davis and knew that I had the share the information that he found.

At the start of the pandemic, the CDC urged the public to use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to get rid of germs as often as possible.

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But now some of these very hand sanitizers are being deemed toxic by the FDA due to "the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol)."

Experts are also saying that these hand sanitizers could be so toxic that it could be very harmful to pour it down your drain. Please dispose using a hazardous waste container.

Here are the hand sanitizers that you should avoid:

  • 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)
  • Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-001-01)

For anyone who comes into contact with these hand sanitizers, experts say to seek treatment immediately. Every second counts when reversing the toxic effects of methanol poisoning.

If you are exposed to a significant amount of methanol, you could experience nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death.

ALWAYS double check facts with the FDA because they are concerned about false or misleading claims regarding hand sanitizer.

For example, there was a false claim circulating stating that hand sanitizer could keep people safe against viruses for a 24-hour period after use. That is false.

I am not trying to scare you....I just want you to have all the facts before you decide what to keep in your household for you and your family.

The good news is that the FDA is, "not aware of any reports of adverse events associated with these hand sanitizer products." 

If you do have a negative or adverse experience, fill out a form HERE to let the FDA know.

Stay safe out there.

Sources for this article are FDA.gov and LiteRock969.com.