The FDA said that on June 17, they contacted Eskbiochem to recommend the company remove its hand sanitizer products from the market. However, the company has yet to take action, the FDA said.
The FDA recommends consumers immediately stop using the toxic hand sanitizer products and dispose of them in appropriate hazardous waste containers. Consumers should not flush or pour the products down the drain.
Amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, health experts, including the CDC, have recommended sanitizing your hands by washing them with soap and water as the best way to avoid infection.
If soap and water are unavailable, the CDC has recommended using a hand sanitizer that’s made from at least 60 percent ethanol.
If done correctly, experts estimate that sanitizing your hands can reduce the rate of infection by respiratory illness infection by 16 to 21 percent.
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