More than 50 brands of hand sanitizer on Health Canada recall list

Could cause eye and skin irritiation, headaches

Health Canada has recalled more than 50 brands of hand sanitizer containing ingredients it says could pose health risks.

They contain ethanol or denaturants not approved for use in sanitizers in Canada and could cause skin and eye irritation, upper respiratory system irritation and headaches.

(Denaturants are ingredients added to ethanol to make it unfit for human consumption to avoid unintentional ingestion of hand sanitizers particularly by children).

Health Canada says to stop using the products listed, and to consult a health-care professional “if you have used these products and have health concerns.”

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