I'm not sure where I was when this happened, (probably somewhere using hand sanitizer).The FDA put out a list of nine hand sanitizers recently, that contain an extremely toxic substance called methanol. I mean EXTREMELY TOXIC...So toxic that it CAN KILL you. All of the brands named where created by a Mexican company called Eskbiochem. Those named were:

  • Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer.
  • All-Clean Hand Sanitizer.
  • The Good Gel Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer.
  • Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer
  • Four different types of a brand called CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer.
  • And Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer. That one was especially toxic. The FDA tested a bottle, and it was 81% methanol.


Now, these have been added to the list:

  • Grupo Insoma's Hand Sanitizer Gel.
  • Transliquid Technologies' Mystic Shield Protection.
  • Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel. It's made by a company called "Soluciones Cosmeticas."
  • Antiseptic Alcohol 70% Topical Solution, made by the same company.
  • Britz Hand Sanitizer, made by a company called Tropicosmeticos.

The Side effects of Methanol poisoning include nausea, headaches, blurry vision, seizures, blindness and death.

I guess I've never been a big user of hand sanitizer, I'm more of a soap girl...but you do you. Just be careful when you stop by public may not want to bring your own soap. We can do that right? Soap bar in a zip lock and I'm good.

I guess you could always stick with companies you know. I'm looking at what is sitting on my desk at work right now..and it's Purell. Maybe stick with that?

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