The market for hand sanitizers – already over $2 billion – is expected to reach $5.5 billion by 2024.As more people use them to protect themselves from germs, the FDA wants to know if they are safe.In April, the agency asked drug manufacturers for more data about to determine if three common ingredients in hand sanitizers are safe and effective: benzalkonium chloride, ethyl alcohol and isopropyl alcohol.The request for more information follows at least a decade of research into the safety of ingredients used in hand sanitizers, as well as recent advances in science that enable researchers to better understand how the body absorbs chemicals. The agency in 2016 banned triclosan from hand sanitizers over potential health concerns….(See link for article)

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Remember, the FDA will never admit that hand sanitizers are dangerous until enough people have died.

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The take home message is that FDA isn’t saying hand sanitizers are unsafe. We recommend you wash your hands with plain soap and water and if plain soap and water aren’t available, then use your hand sanitizer. We are continuing to work to make sure there are safe and effective products out there on the market for consumers.

A good read on hand sanitizers:  https://www.thestreet.com/markets/5-hidden-dangers-of-hand-sanitizers-12966410  Please remember most have a high level of alcohol in them – a no no for those on disulfiram.