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US warns against Mexican sanitizer gel containing methanol

Published Mon Jun 22 2020 21:34:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about a Mexican-made hand sanitizer gel that it said was dangerous because it contained large amounts of poisonous methanol, or wood alcohol. The FDA said the methanol “can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested,”and recommended consumers dispose of nine brands of gel sanitizers made by Eskbiochem SA de CV. The FDA said one of the brands contained 81% methanol and no ethyl alcohol, which is the drinkable kind. Late last week the FDA said it had contacted Eskbiochem to recommend the company remove its hand sanitizer products, but the firm hadn't done so. 
by Associated Press
US warns against Mexican sanitizer gel containing methanol
US warns against Mexican sanitizer gel containing methanol