Hand Sanitizers

Hand sanitizer brand has ‘unacceptable levels’ of cancer-causing chemicals, FDA warns

U.S. Food and Drug Administration tests have found “unacceptable levels” of some cancer-causing chemicals, including benzene, acetaldehyde and acetal contaminants in some bottles, according to a warning issued Oct. 4.
The FDA says the risk of using these hand sanitizers is unknown, but research shows the chemicals they contain are known to cause cancer.
Benzene is among 20 of the most used chemicals in the U.S., commonly found in plastics, lubricants, rubbers, detergents and pesticides. Studies in both animals and people show benzene can cause cancer, particularly those in the blood.
Acetaldehyde can be found in perfumes, dyes, rubber and alcohol, among other products. Short-term exposure can irritate your eyes, skin and respiratory tract, but it can cause serious illness or death in the long-term. Studies conducted on animals suggest acetaldehyde can cause cancer in people.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends using hand sanitizers that contain at least 60% alcohol.
Whether Indian FDA has carried out any testing of many brands of sanitizers being sold? more  

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It is but natural that any chemical on continuous use will have reaction or bad effect. more  
YES. IT IS TRUE. BUT WHAT IS OUR STATE/ CENTRAL GOVERNMENT/ICMR DOING. THEY ARE PLAYING FRAUD ON PUBLIC. INEFFICIENT, INEPT, INCAPABLE, IRRESPONSIBLE, INDIFFERENT FELLAS ARE MINISTERS BOTH AT THE CENTRE AND THE STATE OF KARNATAKA!!!!!!!!!!!!!. more  
It is better to follow our traditional methods of cleansing hands instead of frequent use of hand sanitisers, as is being done by many of us in oresent days. more  
Worst Quality Hand sanitizers are sold. They are dangerous to Hands. Health Department , Food and Drugs Departments must discharge their duty in banning and abandoning these. Police also shall Equally act and stop Sales of inferior quality Hand Sanitizers more  
Yes sir does it come under Drug controll departmment in India ? Inthat case let us get back to the suggestion of Mr. P.Anamtharaman - using simple soaps. more  
Everything is possible.So just fight it out if some one listens it's OK otherwise don't bother,that's the Indian attitude more  
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