In this presentation we will learn how Valisure, an online pharmacy and analytical laboratory, tested and detected high levels of benzene and other contaminants in specific batches of hand sanitizer products containing active pharmaceutical ingredients of ethanol and isopropanol. In addition to being contaminated, the tested hand sanitizer batches were inconsistent with U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) guidance to not add inactive ingredients that improve smell, taste, or appearance and can increase the risk of ingestion from children.
- The current regulatory guidelines for residual solvent analysis of hand sanitizer products
- Considerations for multiple analytical testing techniques for residual solvents
- Quantitation of concerning residual solvent impurities by US FDA methods