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FDA: 75 sanitizers 'toxic' 


Last updated 7/29/2020 at 2pm

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is urging consumers to stay away from at least 75 hand sanitizer products because they may contain a toxic chemical.

In a recent announcement, the FDA 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.

"Per sanitizers, it shows that the FDA is visibly doing its job and protecting the public," says Peter Pitts, former FDA Associate Com...

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