FDA: Over 100 Hand Sanitizers Are 'Dangerous' - Are You Using One of Them?

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Is the hand sanitizer you're using to protect yourself from the coronavirus possibly toxic and putting you in danger? The Doctors share the FDA's list of over 100 hand sanitizers that you should NOT be using.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has updated its list of hand sanitizer products consumers should avoid either because they contain methanol (which can be toxic when absorbed through the skin and even deadly if ingested) or because the sanitizer contains insufficient levels of alcohol. 

"FDA test results show certain hand sanitizers have concerningly low levels of ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol, which are active ingredients in hand sanitizer products. The agency urges consumers not to use these sub potent products," the agency said.

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The CDC recommends using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, which is at least 60 percent alcohol. Additionally, washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds is the best defense in the fight against the virus and it is suggested to opt for soap and water over hand sanitizer if possible. 

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The current list of hand sanitizers the FDA says to not use includes:

Blumen Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer with 70% Alcohol
Blumen Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear Ethyl Alcohol 70%
BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear
BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Clear
KLAR AND DANVER Instant Hand Sanitizer
MODESA Instant Hand Sanitizer Moisturizers and Vitamin E
BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer
BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer
BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe
BLUMEN Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Lavender
BLUMEN Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer
BLUMEN Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer
BLUMEN Clear LEAR Advanced Hand Sanitizer
BLUMEN Clear LEAR Advanced Hand Sanitizer
The Honeykeeper Hand Sanitizer
BLUMEN Advanced Hand Sanitizer Clear
BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer
BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe
BLUMEN Clear Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Lavender
BLUMEN Aloe Advanced Hand Sanitizer, with 70 Alcohol
BLUMEN Aloe Advanced Hand Sanitizer, with 70 Alcohol
Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Lavender, with 70% alcohol
Blumen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Aloe, with 70% alcohol
Blumen Antibacterial Fresh Citrus Hand Sanitizer
Blumen Hand Sanitizer Fresh Citrus
KLAR and DANVER Instant Hand Sanitizer
Hello Kitty Hand Sanitizer
Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer (Vitamin E and Aloe)
Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer (Aloe and Moisturizers)
Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer Vitamin E and Aloe
Assured Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe and Moisturizers
BLUMEN Instant Hand Sanitizer Fragrance Free
BLUMEN Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe Vera
Assured Aloe
bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer 
LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer 4 oz
LumiSkin Advance Hand Sanitizer 16 oz
QualitaMed Hand Sanitizer  
NEXT Hand Sanitizer
Clear Advanced Hand Sanitizer with 70% Alcohol extra soft with glycerin and aloe
NuuxSan Instant Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer
NuuxSan Instant Hand Sanitizer
Assured Instant Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer with Aloe and Moisturizers
Assured Instant Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer with Vitamin E and Aloe
Modesa Instant Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer with Moisturizers and Aloe Vera
Modesa Instant Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer with Moisturizers and Vitamin E
Herbacil Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol
Herbacil Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol
Herbacil Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer 70% Alcohol
Earths Amenities Instant Unscented Hand Sanitizer with Aloe Vera Advanced
Hand Sanitizer Agavespa Skincare
Vidanos Easy Cleaning Rentals Hand Sanitizer Agavespa Skincare
All-Clean Hand Sanitizer
Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer
Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer
The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer
CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol
CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol
CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol
Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer
Hand sanitizer Gel Unscented 70% Alcohol
Medicare Alcohol Antiseptic Topical Solution
GelBact Hand Sanitizer
Hand Sanitizer
TriCleanz
Sayab Antisepctic Hand Sanitizer 100
Jaloma Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 62% with Vitamin E
Leiper's Fork Distillery Bulk Disinfectant per 5 gallon and Leiper's Fork Distillery 16 oz bottle
Andy's Best
Andy's
NeoNatural
Plus Advanced
Optimus Instant Hand Sanitizer
Optimus Lubricants Instant Hand Sanitizer
Optimus Instant Hand Sanitizer
Selecto Hand Sanitizer
Shine and Clean Hand Sanitizer
Hand Sanitizer Disinfectant Gel 70% Ethyl Alcohol
Hand Sanitizer Disinfectant Gel 70% Ethyl Alcohol Rinse Free Hand Rub
Mystic Shield Protection hand sanitizer
Born Basic. Anti-Bac Hand Sanitizer 70% alcohol
Born Basic. Anti-Bac Hand Sanitizer 65% Alcohol
Scent Theory -- Keep It Clean -- Pure Clean Anti-bacterial Hand Sanitizer
Cavalry
ENLIVEN Hand Sanitizing Gel
Lux Eoi Hand Sanitizing Gel
Scent Theory -- Keep It Clean -- Pure Clean Anti-bacterial Hand Sanitizer
Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel Fragrance Free
Bersih Antiseptic Alcohol 70% Topical Solution hand sanitizer
Purity Advanced Hand Sanitizer
Hand Sanitizer Gel Alcohol 70%
TriCleanz Tritanium Labs Hand Sanitizer
Britz Hand Sanitizer Ethyl Alcohol 70%    
Parabola Hand Sanitizer  
Urbane Bath and Body Hand Sanitizer    
Cleaner Hand Sanitizer Rinse Free 70%    
Handzer Hand Sanitizer Rinse Free
Kleanz Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer Advanced
Be Safe Hand Sanitizer
Wave Hand Sanitizer Gel
DAESI Hand Sanitizer
 

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