The Food and Drug Administration has added three more hand sanitizers to its list of products recalled due to possible toxic chemical contamination.
In total, more than 65 of the detergents have now tested positive for methanol, which can be toxic if absorbed through the skin or swallowed, according to the latest FDA update. Most of these products were manufactured in Mexico.
More and more consumers are relying on disinfectants to protect themselves from COVID-19 infection. However, the use of hazardous means is unacceptable – the risks outweigh the benefits.
In March, demand for sanitizers was so high that store shelves across America were empty – people were buying them en masse, even at inflated prices.