July 12, 2020

Mystic Shield Protection Topical Solution Recalled For Methanol

The recalls of hand sanitizers because they contain methanol, or wood alcohol, continues. Now Transliquid Technologies LLC is voluntarily recalling Mystic Shield Protection Topical Solution because it contains methanol. The product was sold in California, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Texas at the retail ┬álevel. The product was manufactured by Mystic Intl S.A. de C.V. in Mexico City. It was packaged in 8.45 ounce (250 ml) bottles. The firm's independent testing revealed the presence of this toxin. Wood alcohol can be absorbed through the skin and cause serious health problems. Drinking it as an alcohol substitute or via accidental ingestion can cause "nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system, or … [Read more...]

Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer Recalled For Undeclared Methanol

With all the focus on using hand sanitizers during the pandemic, this recall of Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer is of interest. This product contains methanol (wood alcohol) that is toxic when absorbed through the skin. Substantial methanol exposure can result in these health issues: nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system, or death. All people using this product are at risk, but young children and adolescents and adults who drink it as an alcohol substitute are at most at risk for methanol poisoning. There have been no reports of adverse reactions received by the company to date in connection with this issue. The company is recalling 38,730 liters of the hand sanitizer. The recalled product is sold as a … [Read more...]

FDA Tips About Safely Using Hand Sanitizer In the Coronavirus Pandemic

While most of us know by now that the coronavirus is destroyed with soap, since its outer layer is fat which soap destroys, we also know that hand sanitizers are a good second choice if you can't get to a sink. The FDA has tips for safely using hand sanitizer. It's so important to always wash your hands after you use the bathroom, before preparing food or eating, and also after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose. If you don't have access to soap and running water, hand sanitizers are a good second choice. The alcohol-based sanitizers recommended must have at least 60% alcohol. The best way to use hand sanitizer is by rubbing it all over your hands. Make sure that you get between your fingers and on the back of your hands. Don't wipe off or rinse your hands before the … [Read more...]

Recipe for Hand Sanitizer to Protect Against Coronavirus and Food Poisoning

The FDA warns that making home hand sanitizer can be dangerous, since people may not be able to formulate product that has the correct percentage of alcohol. It's important to note that soap and water is the gold standard for cleaning your hands in the coronavirus pandemic. It is easy to make hand sanitizer incorrectly, and it may not be effective or could be dangerous. But if you don't have access to soap and water, this formulation was developed by infection disease specialists that can substitute for commercial sanitizers in a pinch only if made correctly. Follow this recipe closely if you choose to make it. But remember, soap and water is best. Hoarding as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has people worried and upset. The items that are most often hoarded include toilet … [Read more...]

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