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Op-Ed: Coronavirus — New alert over substandard hand sanitizers

Hand sanitization step has taken on additional importance during the coronavirus pandemic. But many products are substandard. What needs to be looked out for in terms of product selection?

CDC Warning — People are drinking hand sanitizers and dying

Using alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available can help protect you from the coronavirus—but drinking it can leave you blind or dead, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns.

FDA Warning — Do not use these nine brands of hand sanitizer gels

The FDA is warning consumers not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol), a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested.

27 die in Iran from alcohol poisoning trying to prevent COVID-19

Ahwaz - At least 27 people have died from alcohol poisoning in the Khuzestan and Alborz provinces of Iran trying to prevent infection an of the coronavirus, Iranian news agencies reported on Monday.

A sobering truth, drinkers live longer than non-drinkers

A recent study shows that people who have never taken a drink in their lives will die prematurely, while those who drink in moderation will live longer. It does seem strange, but there may be a good explanation for this startling information.

Czech Republic bans hard-liquor sales after wave of poisonings

Prague - At least 19 people are dead, another 24 are in hospital, some blinded, others in induced comas to try to save them, after drinking methanol-laced alcohol, sold in bars, restaurants and stores. And it has forced the Czech government to take strong action.

Scientists Use Sunlight to Make Methanol Fuel From CO2

Researchers have found a novel method of recycling carbon dioxide emissions to produce fuels such as methanol or gasoline. It will use sunlight to break down carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide and oxygen, and use the former to make other fuels.
 

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Methanol is a highly flammable compound.
Methanol is a highly flammable compound.
Naturally-occurring methanol is found in many of the fruits and vegetables we consume.
Naturally-occurring methanol is found in many of the fruits and vegetables we consume.
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