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COVID-19 Update: Dangerous Sanitizer List, UV-C Technology Incentive

July 21, 2020

Toxic Sanitizer List Grows
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) list of hand sanitizers which may contain a dangerous ingredient has increased to 75 products, USA Today reports.

The sanitizers listed, which all appear to have been produced in Mexico, may contain methanol, which is toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested.

The FDA has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol, or wood alcohol.

The FDA first warned of toxic hand sanitizer in June and has updated its list several times.


Southeastern Facilities to Receive Incentives for UV-C Germicidal Lights
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is providing incentives to businesses and schools that install ultraviolet (UV-C) germicidal lights that remove viruses, such as the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, from indoor air.

Facilities can hire a professional to install germicidal lights into the ductwork of many existing commercial HVAC systems. Customers who use TVA’s provider network can receive a US $30 per ton incentive toward the adoption of approved UV technologies that directly combat COVID-19. 

Learn how UV technology helps eliminate viruses and other harmful pathogens in facilities.

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