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FDA Advises Against Usage of Hand Sanitizer Produced in Mexico

The Federal Drug Administration advises consumers to not use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol, a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested.   Substantial methanol exposure can result in serious health conditions or death.    Consumers who have been exposed to hand sanitizer containing methanol should seek immediate treatment critical for a potential reversal of toxic effects of methanol poisoning.

The Imperial County Public Health Department reminds consumers to prevent the spread of COVID-19 they should wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  If soap and water are not available, consumers should use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent ethanol.

For a complete list of products included in this warning, consumers are advised to visit the FDA website at www.fda.gov.

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