Comparing Hand Sanitizers

This article is to compare between different ingredient used in our disinfectant, you may be shocked to learn how many harmful ingredients can be found in common hand sanitizers.

Based on World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended for us to use disinfectant with a concentration of 75% Ethanol Alcohol (Ethyl Alcohol)

There are 2 types of ethanol, Denatured Ethanol and Undenatured Ethanol

Denatured Ethanol is most often denaturized with at least 5% methanol and it is Poisonous and harmful to human body.

Consumers who have been exposed to hand sanitizer containing methanol and are experiencing symptoms should seek immediate treatment for potential reversal of toxic effects of methanol poisoning. Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death. 

On the other side, Undenatured Ethanol does not contain Methanol and it is safe to use. Undenatured Alcohol is available from our webstore here and we highly recommend it.

[7-2-2020] FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer product that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol contamination. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening when ingested.

Other common ingredient used as sanitizer such as isopropyl alcohol is toxic and life-threatening when ingested, and it is also kwown that use of IPA can cause Laryngeal Cancer.

[8/12/2020] FDA is warning consumers and health care professionals about certain hand sanitizer products, including those manufactured by Harmonic Nature S de RL de MI in Mexico, that are labeled to contain ethanol or isopropyl alcohol but have tested positive for 1-propanol contamination. 1-propanol, not to be confused with 2-propanol/isopropanol/isopropyl alcohol, is not an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizer products marketed in the United States and can be toxic and life-threatening when ingested