Here’s The List of Hand Sanitizers The FDA Says You Should Stay Away From

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There are many hand sanitizers out on the market no doubt. A couple of months back as we all know, hand sanitizer was flying off the shelves.

It was hard to track down even one bottle in any grocery or retail store.

Woman squeezing green hand sanitizer lotion onto her hands.

Nowadays, it seems like there are numerous bottles of hand sanitizer to go around and thank goodness for that. Although there are still many signs present in CVS, Giant or Weis Markets, instructing to buy only one bottle per customer.

So while you’re deciding which hand sanitizer is the best for you, the FDA has a list of 9 hand sanitizers individuals should stay away from.

Stated by the FDA on their website,

“…hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol).”


These are the 9 hand sanitizers that are considered toxic when it is absorbed through the skin, according to the FDA.

  • All-Clean Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-002-01) 
  • Esk Biochem Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-007-01) 
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-008-04) 
  • Lavar 70 Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-006-01) 
  • The Good Gel Antibacterial Gel Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-010-10) 
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-005-03) 
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 75% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-009-01) 
  • CleanCare NoGerm Advanced Hand Sanitizer 80% Alcohol (NDC: 74589-003-01)
  • Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer (NDC: 74589-001-01) 

The FDA quotes,

“Methanol is not an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizers and should not be used due to its toxic effects.”

“Consumers who have been exposed to hand sanitizer containing methanol should seek immediate treatment, which is critical for potential reversal of toxic effects of methanol poisoning,” the agency announced. “Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death, stated by the FDA.”


Now we know exactly which hand sanitizers to stay away from. As the FDA has stated, please contact health officials and seek immediate treatment if you or anyone else you know has been exposed to methanol poisoning.

Stay safe everyone and keep an eye out on the ingredients listed in your hand sanitizer.

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