Hand Sanitizer Products

August 12, 2020
Posted by Margaret Knight on 08/12/2020 Food and Drug Administration has observed a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol. These products have tested positive for methanol contamination. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin and can be life-threatening when ingested. Consumers should check hand sanitizer products in their home and before purchasing to determine if a product is on the list of hand sanitizers with potential methanol contamination that is available on the FDA website. Aa new page on hand sanitizer safety’s been added to theIHS coronavirus website, where you can find more information.