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FDA Issues Warnings about 9 Hand Sanitizers
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    FDA Issues Warnings about 9 Hand Sanitizers That Can Be Toxic and Potentially Deadly If Absorbed by the Body

TOPICS:[url=https://www.activistpost.com/tag/bn-frank]BN Frank
Consumer RightsFDA

June 27, 2020
[Image: oops-1444975_960_720.jpg]By B.N. Frank
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for protecting Americans from harmful products. Their track record leaves a lot to be desired. They’ve been blamed by experts and whistleblowers for greatly contributing to the Opioid Crisis.
Because of the pandemic, Americans are using more hand sanitizer than ever before on themselves and their loved ones. Sometimes this is a requirement – not a choice. Here’s a “better late than never” warning about which ones could make you really sick AS WELL AS ultimately cause death.

From MarketWatch:
Quote:Here are 9 hand sanitizers that the FDA warns can be toxic if absorbed by the body
By Mark DeCambre
The FDA issued a warning about sanitizers manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico
The Food and Drug Administration over the weekend issued a warning on nine alcohol-based hand sanitizers manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico that it says contain wood methanol, a toxic substance that could ultimately result in death of absorbed through the skin or ingested.
“Consumers who have been exposed to hand sanitizer containing methanol should seek immediate treatment, which is critical for potential reversal of toxic effects of methanol poisoning,” the FDA wrote on June 19.
“Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death,” the report indicated. The agency said the risk of possible ingestion centered mostly on young children or adolescents who might use alcohol-based sanitizers as a substitute for grain alcohol.
Here are a list of the hand sanitizers manufactured by Eskbiochem:
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)
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 FDA warnings comes as the coronavirus crisis has ramped up demand for hand sanitizer across the globe. At the height of the pandemic in March, a number of retailers, including Costco Wholesale Corp. COST, -1.32%, BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. BJ, -0.97% and Kroger Co. KR, -0.30%, reported surging sales in hand-cleaning products and other sanitizing merchandise. In the week ending April 25, Nielsen said hand sanitizer saw the highest in-store week-over-week growth.
Individuals have even taken to attempting to make their own hand sanitizer; however, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that washing hands with plain soap and water is the best way to kill the novel strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Moreover, hand sanitizer requires at least 60% alcohol. Alcohol dissolves the lipid membrane and disrupts other supramolecular interactions in viruses but you need a fairly high concentration of the alcohol to get a rapid dissolution of the virus. Vodka or whiskey — usually 40% ethanol — won’t dissolve the virus as quickly. “Overall, alcohol is not as good as soap at this task,” wrote Palli Thordarson, a professor at the School of Chemistry at the University of South Wales, Sydney in a column for MarketWatch in April.
Consider this a public service announcement. DCCowboy (over at ATS) and I both speculated that with all the hand sanitizers being used today we would not be surprised to see some super bug mutate and multiply however neither of us thought about (at least I didn't) the sanitizers being straight up bad and possibly fatal for your body.


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I never got on the hand sanitizer wagon. I've avoided it for well over a decade(probably only literally used it once in the past 10 years).

I just wash my hands with soap and water whenever/wherever possible. If that means walking a bit further in a store and using the rest room, I just do it. 

During the recent outbreak, I put a spray bottle in my vehicle that was 50 percent(90% ISO) and 50 percent distilled water and a roll of paper towels. I'd use that when a restroom wasn't convenient to wash my hands.
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(06-28-2020, 06:24 AM)MisterSpock Wrote: I never got on the hand sanitizer wagon. I've avoided it for well over a decade(probably only literally used it once in the past 10 years).

I just wash my hands with soap and water whenever/wherever possible. If that means walking a bit further in a store and using the rest room, I just do it. 

During the recent outbreak, I put a spray bottle in my vehicle that was 50 percent(90% ISO) and 50 percent distilled water and a roll of paper towels. I'd use that when a restroom wasn't convenient to wash my hands.


Around here if you go to the Mall and enter a store you sign in with your name and phone number and use the hand sanitizer provided on the desk or no entry allowed. When you leave the store the sanitizer is optional. 

We have had only 58 deaths country wide and something like 3500 infections total out of 68 million population...not to bad when you look at other countries.

I am with you on the soap and water when I can ...
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(06-28-2020, 06:36 AM)727Sky Wrote:
(06-28-2020, 06:24 AM)MisterSpock Wrote: I never got on the hand sanitizer wagon. I've avoided it for well over a decade(probably only literally used it once in the past 10 years).

I just wash my hands with soap and water whenever/wherever possible. If that means walking a bit further in a store and using the rest room, I just do it. 

During the recent outbreak, I put a spray bottle in my vehicle that was 50 percent(90% ISO) and 50 percent distilled water and a roll of paper towels. I'd use that when a restroom wasn't convenient to wash my hands.


Around here if you go to the Mall and enter a store you sign in with your name and phone number and use the hand sanitizer provided on the desk or not entry allowed. When you leave the store the sanitizer is optional. 

We have had only 58 deaths country wide and something like 3500 infections total out of 68 million population...not to bad when you look at other countries.

I am with you on the soap and water when I can ...

Jesus that sounds so dystopian, no thanks.
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(06-28-2020, 06:24 AM)MisterSpock Wrote: I never got on the hand sanitizer wagon. I've avoided it for well over a decade(probably only literally used it once in the past 10 years).

I just wash my hands with soap and water whenever/wherever possible. If that means walking a bit further in a store and using the rest room, I just do it. 

During the recent outbreak, I put a spray bottle in my vehicle that was 50 percent(90% ISO) and 50 percent distilled water and a roll of paper towels. I'd use that when a restroom wasn't convenient to wash my hands.

We just use thieves oil as a hand sanitizer... we use it around the house anyway for cleanup.

https://homesteading.com/thieves-oil-recipe/

Although if TSHTF and we didn't have access to the ingredients, we would just use a mint tincture with alcohol.

We have both of those in abundance here.


tinycool
Relativity applies to physics not ethics.
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(06-28-2020, 06:38 AM)MisterSpock Wrote:
(06-28-2020, 06:36 AM)727Sky Wrote:
(06-28-2020, 06:24 AM)MisterSpock Wrote: I never got on the hand sanitizer wagon. I've avoided it for well over a decade(probably only literally used it once in the past 10 years).

I just wash my hands with soap and water whenever/wherever possible. If that means walking a bit further in a store and using the rest room, I just do it. 

During the recent outbreak, I put a spray bottle in my vehicle that was 50 percent(90% ISO) and 50 percent distilled water and a roll of paper towels. I'd use that when a restroom wasn't convenient to wash my hands.


Around here if you go to the Mall and enter a store you sign in with your name and phone number and use the hand sanitizer provided on the desk or not entry allowed. When you leave the store the sanitizer is optional. 

We have had only 58 deaths country wide and something like 3500 infections total out of 68 million population...not to bad when you look at other countries.

I am with you on the soap and water when I can ...

Jesus that sounds so dystopian, no thanks.

Here is what brought that dystopian procedure about... In the early days of COVID there was a Thai Boxing match at a large enclosed building. Many were infected and went on to infect others. There was no way to call or trace those who attended and warn them they may be infected. Out of the 3500 (?) infected a big chunk came from the fight and also the 5 million Chinese who were in country in December 2019.

I do not go to the mall very often as mask are mandatory and the whole sign in thing gets old really quick. If I want something I just tell my wife and "Poof" it appears shortly thereafter... hahaha
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I never got the idea of hand sanitizer anyway, so I don't use it. I tried it once; didn't help my hands one bit that I could tell, and it tastes lousy!

Maybe if they made it in flavors or something?

TheRedneck
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