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CDC Reports Four Deaths From Swallowing Sanitizer

Reuters reports: Fifteen cases of methanol poisoning caused by swallowing alcohol-based hand sanitizers were reported in Arizona and New Mexico in May and June, leading to four deaths, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Wednesday. Three of the 15 poisoning case patients in the Southwestern states were discharged with visual impairment, the CDC said. An earlier …

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FDA Warns Against Nine “Toxic” Hand Sanitizer Brands

CBS News reports: U.S. consumers should not use any of nine brands of possibly toxic hand sanitizer that may contain methanol, or wood alcohol, a substance that’s potentially dangerous when absorbed through the skin or ingested, the Food and Drug Administration warned. The agency’s alert comes at a time when hand sanitizers are in especially heavy demand due to the …

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