We are aware of the ongoing concerns regarding hand sanitizers containing methanol.
Methanol, formerly a by product of the destructive distillation of wood, is now produced for applications such as fuel or fuel additives as well as other industrial purposes. It is also an unfortunate product of poor alcohol distillation processes.
Methanol can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening when ingested.
According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration:
“Methanol is not an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizers and must not be used due to its toxic effects. FDA’s investigation of methanol in certain hand sanitizers is ongoing. The agency will provide additional information as it becomes available. “
FDA Updates on Hand Sanitizers with Methanol
Please be assured that Brookwood Christian is closely monitoring the FDA list to ensure that none of these products is used at our school.
You can click HERE for FDA list to enter NDC numbers on sanitizer to check if a product is affected.