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FDA Warns Consumers Of Another Possible Toxin In Hand Sanitizers

NEW YORK (CBSNEWS.COM) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning of another potentially dangerous substance in some hand sanitizers. Certain products were found to be contaminated with 1-propanol, which can be toxic and life-threatening when ingested, according to the federal agency.

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A person uses hand sanitizer as the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States. (credit: Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

The FDA said Wednesday that 1-propanol can damage a person's central nervous system, causing confusion, loss of consciousness, and slowed pulse and difficulty breathing.

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