The Food and Drug Administration reports that not all hand sanitizers are equally useful. It turned out that 9 products are not worth buying at all, because they are toxic.
The FDA reports that methanol in hand sanitizers is hazardous to health. Make sure the products you buy do not contain it. “Methanol is not an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizers and should not be used due to its toxic effects,” FDA experts cautioned.
They call the most dangerous sanitizers of the Eskbiochem brand – they found a high content of methanol or wood alcohol.
Methanol can be dangerous if swallowed or absorbed through the skin, and in large quantities even fatal.