The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned people against using certain hand sanitizers after finding high levels of potentially cancer-causing chemicals.
The FDA issued a warning on Monday after discovering excessive amounts of benzene, acetaldehyde, and acetal pollutants in some artnaturals brand scent-free hand sanitizer branded “DIST. by artnaturals Gardena, CA 90248.”
The FDA warns customers not to use any artnaturals hand sanitizer since the firm has not responded to the FDA’s request for assistance in identifying the manufacturer or declaring an official recall.
The FDA recommends that consumers dispose of artnaturals hand sanitizers in a hazardous waste container rather than pouring them down the drain or flushing them.
The FDA recommends using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% ethanol (also referred to as ethyl alcohol).
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