Individuals exposed to hand sanitizer containing methanol should seek immediate medical care to potentially reverse the toxic side effects of methanol poisoning, the FDA says. Significant methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death.
Although using these products on your hands presents risk, ingestion poses the greatest risk, according to the FDA. If you have one of the identified brands, dispose of it in an appropriate hazardous waste container.
“Do not flush or pour these products down the drain,” the agency wrote in its announcement.