[FDA RECALL] 9 Hand Sanitizers Contain Hidden DANGER?!
I’m going to be honest — I‘ve never been a fan of hand sanitizers.
Most hand sanitizers use strong antibiotics or caustic chemicals to kill bacteria and viruses.
When used all the time, hand sanitizers just end up creating super bugs which are resistant to everything we can throw at them.
Nevertheless, there are times when you need perfectly clean hands and you expect hand sanitizers to work – and safely.
So even I was surprised when the FDA recalled a bunch of hand sanitizers because of a HIDDEN danger.
Here’s what you need to know.
Shockingly enough, the FDA recently issued a warning to the public to avoid using nine different hand sanitizers because they contain a substance that is potentially fatal when absorbed through the skin.
The chemical in question is called (v/v) methanol.
Methanol is NOT an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizers. The FDA went so far as to say those who have been exposed to this kind of hand sanitizer should seek immediate care.
Symptoms of methanol poisoning include: nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision. Worse still, it can lead to permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to your nervous system, and even death.
The FDA has listed the following nine products manufactured by Esk Biochem for recall:
- 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)
The good news about the current pandemic is that good old soap will work just fine to get rid of COVID-19. Soap destroys the cell wall of the virus, making it inactive.
But if you have been using hand sanitizer, be sure to check the ingredients list. If you’ve been experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, or discover that you’ve been using a brand that contains methanol, contact your health care professional.
Written By Dr. Scott Olson
Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.
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