• FDA Warns Consumers of Risk of Methanol Contamination in Certain Hand Sanitizers - July 2, 2020



    FDA Warns Consumers of Risk of Methanol Contamination in Certain Hand Sanitizers  
     
    [7-2-2020] FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening when ingested.