Regularly using hand sanitizer with a high alcohol content has been one of the ways to prevent the spread of the virus. However, the FDA has recently discovered that many brands of hand sanitizers have traces of a potentially dangerous chemical.
However, the FDA has recently discovered that many brands of hand sanitizers have traces of a potentially dangerous chemical.
Some sanitizers that are labeled as containing ethanol (or ethyl alcohol) have tested positive as containing methanol. This substance can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested. Accidental ingestion of this substance can lead to blindness, hospitalization, or death. Symptoms of substantial methanol poisoning are nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, headache, permanent blindness, seizure, coma, and nervous system damage. Stay vigilant when buying ethanol-based sanitizers as they might be contaminated with methanol. You may want to avoid buying ethanol sanitizers, in general, to ensure that you and your loved ones are not exposed.
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