(CMR) Some hand sanitizers may contain a substance that is potentially dangerous when absorbed through the skin or ingested, that’s according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The FDA issued the warning on Friday (June 19), as the product is in high demand due to its usage in the fight against the coronavirus.
According to the FDA, it has discovered that some hand sanitizers contain methanol which is not an approved ingredient for such products.
The FDA said that methanol can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested, in samples of these products.
Exposure to significant amounts of methanol can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system, or even death.
The FDA warns anyone who has had exposure to any of these products to seek medical treatment
The regulatory agency has also asked one brand name to remove its hand sanitizer products from shelves.