CDC warns against drinking hand sanitizer after 15 hospitali
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The Centers for Disease Control is warning against drinking hand sanitizer products following at least 15 cases of methanol poisoning.

The CDC said the poisoning reports came from May 1 through June 30 – just as the importance of hand sanitizer was being stressed amid the coronavirus pandemic – in Arizona and New Mexico. Of the 15 reports, 4 patients died and 3 were discharged with visual impairments.

"Persons should never ingest alcohol-based hand sanitizer, avoid the use of specific imported products found to contain methanol, and continue to monitor FDA guidance," CDC guidance said.

Alcohol-based sanitizers such as those recommended to use to fight the spread of COVID-19 should only contain ethanol or isopropanol but some products have been found to contain methanol, leading to the recall of more than 100 sanitizer products.

Swallowing any form of alcohol-based hand sanitizer products, especially those containing methanol, can cause life-threatening illness, notably among young children who might unintentionally ingest the liquids or gels. The CDC said teens and adults with a history of alcohol abuse have also ingested the products.

Source: https://www.al.com/news/2020/08/cdc-warns-against-drinking-hand-sanitizer-after-15-hospitalized-4-deaths.html
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In our country we are using isopropanol based hand sanitizers.
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