By B.N. Frank
Earlier this month the FDA was warning about a total of 101 hand sanitizers – some of which had already been recalled. Now they are recalling more.
FDA Announces Recall of SkinGuard24, Other Toxic Hand Sanitizers Sold
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about a hand sanitizer called SkinGuard24 and 10 others that have tested positive for methanol contamination. The recall list of hand sanitizers has soared past 100 products since the FDA issued its first recalls in June.
SkinGuard24 lists methanol among its ingredients, and the FDA has stated that the chemical’s absorption through the skin or its oral ingestion can result in rashes, illnesses, irreversible nerve damage and even death.
The other hand sanitizers recently placed on the FDA’s Do-Not-Use List for having methanol include Grupo Asimex de Mexico’s Florance Morris Body Care Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer, Asimex International’s Florance Morris Body Care Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer, Roldan Industries’s Florance Morris Body Care Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer, Soluciones Dinámica’s OZO Ozone Hand Sanitizer Gel, Goldsquare Hand Sanitizer and Medi Science Laboratories Germ Killa 70% Alcohol Hand Gel.
Newsweek contacted SkinGuard24 for comment.
Most hand sanitizers isopropyl alcohol, ethanol or n-propanol in concentrations of 60 to 95 percent because these chemicals destroy the molecular structure of germs, viruses and other micro-organisms that cause illness.
The FDA is supposed to protect Americans from harmful products before they are made available to the public. Unfortunately, they have a really bad track record for not doing so (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). Yet we’re still supposed to trust their decisions…
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