The Dirt on Hand Sanitizer Safety

The Dirt on Hand Sanitizer Safety. Parents always want to do what is best for their children and keep them safe. Frequent hand washing and the use of hand sanitizers when soap and water is not available may decrease the child’s exposure to germs. Some parents may wonder if the amount of alcohol in some handContinue reading “The Dirt on Hand Sanitizer Safety”

Handwashing and Hand Sanitizer Use…at Home, at Play, and Out and About

Germs are everywhere! They can get onto hands and items we touch duringdaily activities and make you sick. Cleaning hands at key times with soap andwater or hand sanitizer is one of the most important steps you can take to avoidgetting sick and spreading germs to those around you. There are important differences between washingContinue reading “Handwashing and Hand Sanitizer Use…at Home, at Play, and Out and About”

The Food and Drug Administration is expanding a list of hand sanitizers that it says could be potentially dangerous. NBC’s Tom Costello reports for TODAY.

Hand Sanitizers:Keep Children Safe from Poisoning Risk

​​​​​Washing hands with soap and clean water for at least 20 seconds is the best way for children to get rid of germs, including COVID-19. If soap and water are not available, they can use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. https://healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/COVID-19/Pages/Keep-Hand-Sanitizer-Out-of-Childrens-Reach.aspx However, swallowing just a tiny amount of hand sanitizer can cause alcohol poisoning in children. ManyContinue reading “Hand Sanitizers:Keep Children Safe from Poisoning Risk”

The FDA says ingesting “substantial” amounts of methanol can cause issues including nausea, headaches, blindness and even death.

The FDA says ingesting “substantial” amounts of methanol can cause issues including nausea, headaches, blindness and even death.

185 hand sanitizers recalled after reports of blindness and hospitalizations, FDA report

Death has been attributed to ingestion of contaminated hand sanitizers. SAN ANTONIO – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use 185 hand sanitizer products due to them potentially being unsafe or ineffective. The FDA says the recalled hand sanitizer products are considered unsafe due to methanol contamination or because theyContinue reading “185 hand sanitizers recalled after reports of blindness and hospitalizations, FDA report”

Hand Sanitizers That Could Be Deadly or Blinding | Methanol Poisoning FDA Recalled Hand Sanitizers

FDA Recalled Hand Sanitizers containing toxic methanol. Some hand sanitizers may contain methanol especially those that are coming out of a company called Eskbiochem in Mexico. The FDA has recalled a number of these hand sanitizers as methanol poisoning can lead to blindness and death. In this video I talk about this new warning issuedContinue reading “Hand Sanitizers That Could Be Deadly or Blinding | Methanol Poisoning FDA Recalled Hand Sanitizers”

Why Child Safety?

In our new reality, there are more alcohol-based sanitizing & disinfecting products at home, in the purse, in the car, on the nightstand, etc., than ever before. Mis-use of hand sanitizers can be deadly, especially when there are young children around! As families continue to more hand sanitizer during the COVID-19 pandemic, theNational Poison DataContinue reading “Why Child Safety?”