Posts Tagged 'hand sanitizer'

Recalls Urged Over Hand Sanitizer Contamination

Online pharmacy Valisure is in the news once again as its ongoing product testing has revealed high levels of benzene in a number of brands of hand sanitizer currently on the market and available for sale.

Valisure’s policy of independently testing the products it sells for purity and contamination initially came to light after it discovered elevated levels of NDMA in heartburn medication Zantac. News of the find came long before the issue had found its way onto the FDA’s ...

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FDA Provides Hand Sanitizer Lab Test

contaminated hand sanitizer list now has over 170 brands to avoidIn response to the growing number of hand sanitizer products found to contain either inadequate levels of the right ingredients or toxic levels of contaminants, the Food and Drug Administration will begin making a lab test available to ensure the quality of these products. The agency’s website alludes to the fact that such testing of hand sanitizer products will be mandatory ...

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Hand Sanitizer Warnings Expand Amid Fatalities

hand sanitizer warnings expand to over 150 brandsWhat began as a small group of just under 10 brands of hand sanitizer to avoid has ballooned into a list of well over 100, and the products have now taken their first lives.

The concern began when various brands of hand sanitizer were shown to contain methanol rather than ethanol. While ethanol is an alcohol-based key component of an effective sanitizer, methanol is toxic ...

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FDA Cautions on Dozens of Toxic Hand Sanitizers

toxic hand sanitizers draw fda attentionFor the vast majority of Americans that are heeding the advice and warnings of the scientific and medical communities, proper hand sanitization is just as much a part of trying to keep themselves and those around them safe as wearing a mask while out in public. As the novel coronavirus made its initial impacts on the country, hand sanitizer was one of the first commodities to become scarce. Small bottles ...

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