The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided the lists of hand sanitizers that people should avoid since they don't have a high enough alcohol level to protect you from the novel coronavirus. The health agency warned that consumers must not buy or use these products because they may not be effective even at killing germs.

Lists of Hand Sanitizers That Will Not Protect You From COVID-19: Here's a Warning From FDA
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Lists of Hand Sanitizers That Will Not Protect You From COVID-19: Here's a Warning From FDA

According to the latest report of CNET, FDA has released a list of products that may not have the ability to effectively kill different kinds of germs, after they tested various brands of hand sanitizers to be used during the ongoing pandemic caused by COVID-19.

Instead of finding poisonous ingredients in hand sanitizers such as methanol, which can be absorbed through the skin, the FDA was able to identify some products that have a troubling low concentration of alcohol. FDA warned the public that the seven hand sanitizer brands included in the list have "concerningly low levels of ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol."

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"The agency urges consumers not to use these subpotent products and has expanded its list to include subpotent hand sanitizers, in addition to hand sanitizers that are or may be contaminated with methanol," said the health agency.

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Although Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that there are current drugs, including hand sanitizers, which are approved to prevent coronavirus transmission, CDC suggested that people should use hand sanitizers that contain at least 60% ethyl or ethanol alcohol.

Brands of hand sanitizers that don't have enough alcohol content

1) Datsen Hand Sanitizer and Alcohol Antiseptic 62% Hand Sanitizer from Quimica Magna de Mexico SA de CV

2) Medicare Alcohol Antiseptic Topical Solution from manufacturer Healthy Foods & Nutrition Lab de Mexico SA de CV

3) NeoNatural from manufacturer Limpo Quimicos SA de CV

Lists of Hand Sanitizers That Will Not Protect You From COVID-19: Here's a Warning From FDA
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FDA also provided added additional hand sanitizers to the import alert. The following products are also manufactured by Quimica Magna facility;

1) Alcohol Antiseptic 70% Hand Sanitizer and Bernal Hand Sanitizer

2) Alcohol Antiseptic 65% Hand Sanitizer


Lists of hand sanitizers that may have subpotent levels of benzalkonium chloride were also provided by the FDA. 

1) dgreen Advanced Hand Sanitizer Antibacterial Gel

2) dgreen Advanced Sanitizer Alcohol-Free

3) Hand Sanitizer Gel and Clean Humans Hand Sanitizer from manufacturer DEPQ Internacional S de RL de CV

4) Hand Sanitizer  

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