FDA updates on hand sanitizers consumers should not use

[8/7/2020] Today, FDA issued updated guidances to provide additional clarification on testing of alcohol used in hand sanitizers manufactured under FDA’s temporary policies to help ensure that harmful levels of methanol are not present in these products. This will help ensure widespread access to alcohol-based hand sanitizers that are free of contamination.

FDA has updated our guidances to provide clarification that companies test each lot of the active ingredient (ethanol or isopropyl alcohol (IPA)) for methanol if the ethanol or IPA is obtained from another source. FDA recommends using the test methods described in the USP monograph for alcohol (ethanol) and conducting the testing in a laboratory that has been previously inspected by FDA and is compliant with current good manufacturing practice (CGMP).

Additionally, any alcohol (ethanol) or IPA found to contain more than 630 ppm methanol does not fall within the policies described in the temporary guidances and may be considered evidence of substitution and/or contamination. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers that are contaminated with methanol are subject to adulteration charges under the FD&C Act. The alcohol (ethanol) or IPA should be destroyed following guidelines for hazardous waste and the manufacturer or compounder should contact FDA regarding the test results and the alcohol’s source.

The temporary guidances have also been updated to provide adverse event reporting guidelines for state-licensed pharmacies and outsourcing facilities. more

h/t ZONGA

SNIP: Hand sanitizers work against bacteria. They aren’t made for viruses. If they were, they’d be called anti-viral. However, there are claims out there about SOME sanitizers having the ability to kill SOME viruses.
Should you take the risk? Or should you just stick to washing your hands with soap and water? I think it would be more reliable to dump out the hand sanitizer and pour Everclear into the bottle.
But that’s just me. lol.

14 Comments on FDA updates on hand sanitizers consumers should not use

  1. FDA is concerned about hand sanitizer, but they won’t authorize the use of HydroxyChloroquine for treating people with the Kung Fu Flu? What’s wrong with this picture? 🤔

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  2. I use 91% Isopropyl alcohol in a spray bottle to clean my hands. Cheap, usually available and if its good enough to clean you before an injection it should do the trick.

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  3. How many months are we now into the DemonRAT politically inspired Covid Virus and the Medical experts still don’t know much about anything do they????

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  4. I don’t use hand sanitizers, because they are expensive and most of them leave a sticky residue on my hands. Instead, I washed out a 409 brand household cleaner spray bottle and refilled it with 70% isopropyl alcohol. I use that to spray my hands immediately upon returning to my car after going to the store (or wherever). It’s cheap and it will kill coronaviruses. I also wash my hands thoroughly when I get home.

    So far, so good.

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  5. What’s hand sanitizer? Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. was on Daystar TV today promoting the use of Hydroxychloroquine for treatment of C-19. The other guest was Dr. Simone Gold who was fired for speaking out in favor of HCQ. Very interesting info.

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  6. If you have stock in Purell you will be rich. They are causing a fake shortage. If you are a business you can get all the Purell you want. You will pay a kings ransom for it but you can get it. But house hold use? Nope. Can’t be had. Same with Clorox wipes which are probably made by the same company. Fake news, fraud in the government and private sectors all aimed at making We The People into Subjects of perversion and Marxist mental illness.

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