"safety alert" and photo to 2 hand santizer bottles

It is probably safe to say that if you asked 100 people on the street who manufactures their hand sanitizers, they would not have a clue. The FDA has issued an advisory warning people not to use hand sanitizer products manufactured by Eskbiochem. There are at least nine iterations of hand sanitizers out there that are manufactured by Eskbiochem. 

 According to the June 2020 article released by the FDA, the hand sanitizer samples they tested contained 81 percent methanol and no ethyl alcohol. Methanol is NOT an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizers and should not be used because of its toxic effects. 

The FDA advises consumers who have been exposed to hand sanitizer containing methanol to “seek immediate treatment for potential reversal of methanol poisoning. Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death. Although all persons using these products on their hands are at risk, young children who accidentally ingest these products and adolescents and adults who drink these products as an alcohol (ethanol) substitute, are most at risk for methanol poisoning.”  

There is not much more to be said except please read the article in its entirety, check your hand sanitizers, and spread the word to those you love.