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Event Type Medicine - General News/ Other  Date Time 2020-07-19 20:20:00 
Country US  City Silver Spring, MD 
Latitude 38.991  Longitude -77.026 
URL https://www.rawstory.com/2020/07/fda-warns-of-contaminated-hand-sanitizers-that-can-make-you-go-blind/     
[rawstory.com] MARYLAND - FDA Warns Of Contaminated Hand Sanitizers That Can Make You Go Blind

"Most hand sanitizers contain some form of alcohol, a disinfectant; yet as any distiller will tell you, not all alcohols are created equal. Inexperienced or unscrupulous chemists may accidentally create toxic alcohols, including one which can cause blindness."

"Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that some hand sanitizers that are labeled as containing ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol, and what is in spirits) have tested positive for methanol, also known as wood alcohol. According to the FDA’s recall list, there are 69 hand sanitizer products that they advise consumers not to use."

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