The FDA warns that brand of hand sanitizer contains “unacceptable levels” of cancer-causing chemicals.
If you own a bottle of Artnaturals scent-free hand sanitizer, federal health officials want you to stop using it immediately and toss it in a hazardous waste container, not in the trash, sewer or toilet.
Food and Drug Administration tests have detected “unacceptable levels” of some cancer-causing chemicals, including contaminants benzene, acetaldehyde and acetal in some bottles, according to the Warning Released on October 4th.
Artnaturals product has been added to List of 260 other hand sanitizer brands Contaminated with harmful chemicals, the Food and Drug Administration urges people not to use them. Disinfectants can be purchased at several stores, including Walmart, Publix, and Amazon.
The California-based company did not respond to “multiple FDA attempts to discuss contaminated hand sanitizers, including identification of the manufacturer, potential recalls, and scope of contamination.”
The FDA says the risk of using these disinfectants is unknown, but research shows that the chemicals they contain are known to cause cancer.
Benzene is among the 20 most used chemicals in the United States, and is commonly found in plastics, lubricants, rubber, detergents, and pesticides. Studies show in both animals and humans Benzene can cause cancer, especially those in the blood.
acetaldehyde It can be found in perfumes, dyes, rubber, and alcohol, among other products. Short-term exposure may irritate your eyes, skin, and respiratory system, but in the long term it may cause serious illness or death. Animal studies indicate that acetaldehyde can cause cancer in humans.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the use of hand sanitizers containing At least 60% alcohol.
The Food and Drug Administration encourages people to report adverse reactions to hand sanitizers Report adverse events from MedWatch a program.
In April, the FDA Eight summoned a lot of hand sanitizer They’re made by Scentsational Soaps & Candles that are sold at Marshall, TJ Max, and Alta Beauty stores, the Miami Herald reports. The products contained methanol, benzene, and acetaldehyde.
The US Food and Drug Administration said methanol is “toxic” when rubbed on your skin, but more harmful when ingested.