Punjab's Drug body warns against use of 10 sanitiser brands

These contain 7-95% lethal methanol

Punjab's Drug body warns against use of 10 sanitiser brands

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Chandigarh, July 13

Punjab’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked the public not to use 10 brands of hand sanitisers which contain hazardous methanol alcohol.

Addressing the risk of methanol contaminants in certain brands of hand sanitisers, the Joint Commissioner (Drugs), FDA, said the FDA had drawn 170 samples of sanitisers from the market since May to test their quality and safety for use.

As per the communication, the FDA has till date tested 91 samples. The test results found that 10 brands were adulterated with methanol ranging from 7.05 per cent to over 95 per cent in place of isopropyl alcohol or ethanol alcohol against the labelled claims.

The list of substandard brands includes Auramed by Galiberry, Cosway, Zenitiser, Medshield Pro, Sanimag, Antizem, Isopropyl Alochol and Sam Antibaterial. — TNS

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