Drinking any hand sanitizer can seriously harm you and those that contain methanol can kill you. Methanol is a type of alcohol that’s used to make chemicals like fuel and pesticide and it is very toxic to the human body. It destroys our cells and the nerves in our brains.
Safe use of hand sanitizers that don’t contain methanol prevents the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Don’t ever drink hand sanitizers and if they contain methanol, throw them away!
Some hand sanitizers have been found to contain toxic methanol, even if it isn’t listed on the label. Remember to keep hand sanitizers out of the reach of children & if ingested, immediately get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center.
For more information and to find a list of products that contain
methanol, visit https://www.ihs.gov/coronavirus/safety/