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The pandemic of COVID-19 and its implications for the purity and authenticity of alcohol-based hand sanitizers: The health risks associated with falsified sanitizers and recommendations for regulatory and public health bodies
A.A. Jairoun, Al-Hemyari S.S.,
Published in Elsevier Inc.
2021
PMID: 32334979
Volume: 17
   
Issue: 1
Pages: 2050 - 2051
Abstract
With the beginning of the pandemic of COVID-19 throughout the world, the demand and consumption of hand sanitizers has increased, which had led to a sharp crunch in these products at all levels. This shortage has led to an increase in the prevalence of falsified alcohol-based hand sanitizers, including the illegal addition of methanol to hand sanitizers and the production of hand sanitizers with an alcohol concentration of less than 60%. These findings indicate that regulatory and public health bodies should take an active role in ensuring the safety and quality of antimicrobial products such as alcohol-based hand sanitizers at every stage of the products’ lifecycle, including distribution, manufacture and import. © 2020 Elsevier Inc.
About the journal
JournalData powered by TypesetResearch in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
PublisherData powered by TypesetElsevier Inc.
ISSN15517411
Open AccessNo