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Health Canada recalls six hand sanitizers containing industrial-grade ethanol

Health Canada recalls six hand sanitizers containing industrial-grade ethanol

Important Notice: Canada Sanigel Hand Sanitizers are made from Food Grade Ethanol and NOT Industrial Grade Alcohol. Health Canada is recalling six types of hand sanitizers sold in Canadian stores that are made with industrial-grade ethanol.The recall, issued Saturday, advises anyone with the products in their home to stop using them immediately and consult a healthcare professional if they experience health concerns. Frequent use of these products may lead to dry skin, causing irritation or cracking.The industrial-grade ethanol found in the products is not authorized for use in hand sanitizers and may contain impurities, Health Canada said. The recalled products...

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What is Food Grade Alcohol?

What is Food Grade Alcohol?

Canada Sanigel hand sanitizer is made from food grade alcohol. Many hand sanitizers that DO NOT USE food grade alcohol are being recalled by Health Canada. "Food grade alcohol" means ethyl alcohol that is safe for human consumption because of it's purity (ie lack of additives). Period. Food grade alcohol goes by many names in the industry, including "food grade ethanol", "nondenatured alcohol", "grain alcohol", or "190 proof grain", and "food grade EtOH", "Anhydrous Ethanol". Denatured alcohol is not food grade alcohol. Why use food grade alcohol over denatured alcohol? Food grade ethanol is a powerful natural human-safe solvent, useful...

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Benefits of Hand Sanitizers

Benefits of Hand Sanitizers

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers help to deter the spread of germs and illness-causing bacteria, particularly in busy environments like schools and offices.

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Coronavirus: Where has all the hand sanitizer gone?

Coronavirus: Where has all the hand sanitizer gone?

Shelves all over the world are empty, there's slim pickings online and the few suppliers that are selling are pricing at way over the odds. 

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