US Warns of Illness Caused by Hand Sanitizers in Latest COVID-19 Update | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

US Warns of Illness Caused by Hand Sanitizers in Latest COVID-19 Update

Hand sanitizers, a ubiquitous presence during the coronavirus pandemic, threaten users with nausea, dizziness and occasional adverse events requiring treatment by healthcare providers, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned on Tuesday.

"FDA reviewed case reports submitted to FDA and cases from calls to US poison control centers of adverse events after applying alcohol-based hand sanitizers to the skin. While the majority of cases resulted in minor or minimal effects, some cases resulted in treatment by a health care professional," an FDA press release said.

The FDA explained in the release that common symptoms, including headache, nausea, and dizziness, typically result from fumes released by alcohol-based sanitizers.

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