FDA Issues Warning For Potentially Toxic Hand Sanitizers [UPDATED]


The FDA just added five more names to its list of TOXIC hand sanitizers you should throw out immediately

Last month, they said nine types made in Mexico tested positive for something called methanol that's extremely toxic. And all five of the new ones were made in Mexico too. So check your bottles

Here are the new brands they say to avoid . . .

  1. Grupo Insoma's Hand Sanitizer Gel.
  2. Transliquid Technologies' Mystic Shield Protection
  3. Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel. It's made by a company called "Soluciones Cosmeticas.
  4. Antiseptic Alcohol 70% Topical Solution, made by the same company
  5. Britz Hand Sanitizer, made by a company called Tropicosmeticos.

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to purchase hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV due to the potential presence of toxic chemicals.

Nine products manufactured by the Mexico-based company, that are still on the market, may contain methanol, which can be poisonous if absorbed through the skin or ingested.

The following products manufactured by Eskbiochem are covered by the warning:

  • All-Clean Hand Sanitizer 
  • Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer 
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol 
  • 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 

Photo: Getty Images