The FDA expands the list of dangerous hand sanitizers

The FDA expands the list of dangerous hand sanitizers Photo: MGN.

Deanna Dewberry
Created: July 07, 2020 04:53 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — In consumer news, the FDA has expanded its list of killer hand sanitizers.

These products contain methanol instead of alcohol which kills the coronavirus. Methanol, on the other hand, can kill you. And what's really troubling about these hand sanitizers is the fact that many of them have alcohol on the label and methanol in the bottle.


Some of the products the FDA added to the list are Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel, Mystic Shield Protection Hand Sanitizer, and Britz Hand Sanitizer. And the FDA warns that these products are still on u-s store shelves and online.

So I did some digging, and it didn't take long to find some of the products for sale online. I found one of the dangerous products, Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel currently for sale on Amazon.  

I’ve contacted Amazon about the product and haven’t gotten a response. The FDA has a full list of the products it has found contain Methanol.

As the economy starts to re-open, do you feel comfortable going shopping?  Are you willing to dine inside a restaurant?  Or would you consider going to the movies? The market research company.. Morning Consult has been asking consumers those kinds of questions.

And they've found as the virus spreads across much of the country, consumers are growing less comfortable venturing out. American’s comfort level fell in late June, and then again in the first week of July.

Across the country, only 35% of adults said they're comfortable going out to eat. Only a quarter of adults would go shopping at a mall, and even fewer, 20% would be willing to go to a movie theatre. You can find the results of the full survey here.

But many consumers in one segment of the population aren't spending any money at all today. It's Blackout Day 2020, a day in which African Americans and allies across the country have vowed not to spend a dime in stores or online. While black median income remains the lowest of all groups, black purchasing power went up 108% from the year 2000 to 2017. So the goal of blackout day is to use the power of the purse in a call for equality.

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