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- 2021-01-18 14:44:11
Consumers who have products with potential methanol or 1-propanol contamination should immediately stop using the product and dispose of it, ideally in a hazardous waste container.
As it is stated by united states Food and Drug Administration, there are certain hand sanitizer labeled to contain ethanol or isopropyl alcohol but have tested positive for 1-propanol contamination, include those manufactured by Harmonic Nature S de RL de MI in Mexico. FDA asks the consumer to do not confuse 1-propanol, with 2-propanol known as isopropanol and isopropyl alcohol. 1-propanol is not an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizer products marketed in the United States
1-propanol is a chemical compound with C3H80 molecular formula, CH3CH2CH2OH, it is also called “ethyl carbinol", 1-hydroxypropane, 1-propanol, "n-propyl alcohol", "1-propyl alcohol", "propylic alcohol", "normal propyl alcohol", propan-1-ol, 2-methylethanol, "2-methyl ethanol" and can be toxic and life-threatening when ingested.
FDA notifies that animal studies indicate that the central nervous system depressant effects of 1-propanol are 2 to 4 times as potent as alcohol (ethanol). that is why ingesting 1-propanol can cause central nervous system (CNS) depression, which can result in death. Symptoms of 1-propanol exposure can include confusion, decreased consciousness, and slowed pulse and breathing. furthermore, Skin or eye exposure to 1-propanol can result in irritation, and rare cases of allergic skin reactions have been reported.
The agency asks the Consumers who have been exposed to hand sanitizer containing 1-propanol and are experiencing symptoms should seek immediate care for treatment of toxic effects of 1-propanol poisoning. In addition, Consumers who have products with potential methanol or 1-propanol contamination should immediately stop using the product and dispose of it, ideally in a hazardous waste container.
FDA reminds consumers to wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing one’s nose. If soap and water are not readily available, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend consumers use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent ethanol (also referred to as ethyl alcohol).