New data from the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) reveals the number of calls concerning hand sanitizer products increased by an incredible 70% between Jan. 1 and Aug. 2 of this year. Sadly, more than 12,000 of the new cases involved children age 5 or younger.
While no deaths were reported in the AAPCC data, according to Newsweek, 8 people have died in the U.S. after consuming hand sanitizers contaminated with methanol.
According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, methanol, also known as wood alcohol, can be toxic if ingested or absorbed through the skin. The Food and Drug Administration has compiled an updated list of recalls for the potentially toxic hand sanitizers.
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