The hand sanitizer we use so often may be filled with harmful chemicals. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned on Thursday 28 active ingredients used in hand sanitiser.
The company had called out toxic ingredients like triclosan and benzethonium chloride, Well+Good reported.
The change will however, only affect 3% of the market in the US as most sanitizers use ethyl alcohol in the antiseptic. The FDA is still researching whether ethyl alcohol, benzalkonium chloride and isopropyl alcohol are safe ingredients.
The safety of the antiseptic gel was questioned earlier by the FDA in 2016 as well. Consumers should always check the ingredients used in their sanitizer bottle before purchasing it.