Not only was it a bogus hand sanitizer Dollarama was selling ( a counterfeit Daily Shield hand sanitizer ) but it also contained Methanol, which can cause serious illness or even death if ingested. Methanol is commonly referred to a ‘ wood alcohol ‘ a highly toxic substance primarily used/converted in formaldehyde, and can cause depression of the central nervous system and/or methanol poisoning.

The FDA ( US Food and Drug Administration ) has recognized 9 fake hand sanitizers on the market, with Methanol, mostly produced from/in Mexico.

https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-advises-consumers-not-use-hand-sanitizer-products-manufactured-eskbiochem

https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2020/74137a-eng.php

And this doesn’t seem to be a problem just in the USA and Canada, India and other parts of the World are also reporting sales of bogus hand sanitizers.

( image courtesy of opindia.com )

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Former Freehand Freelance Graphic Illustrator... been online since 2004 ( late starter ), blogging since 2005, presently writing a suspense-thriller e-book that began as a screenplay.

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