Canadians are being asked to take a closer look at that stuff they keep furiously rubbing between their hands. A few hand sanitizers in Canada are being taken off shelves. You can check the bottle to see if yours is part of the recall.\nOn Saturday, June 6, Health Canada announced they're recalling six hand sanitizers from shelves. That's because they contain industrial-grade ethanol, which hasn't been approved to be used in such products in the country.\nCompared to the authorized ethanol used in food and other commercial items, the industrial-grade kind has "impurities" as well as "chemicals" that aren't approved for use in antibacterial gel.\nIn other words, they also haven't "reviewed it for safety or efficacy." The public health organization states these products can "result in dry skin, causing irritation or cracking."\nAs of Sunday, June 7, the recalled hand sanitizers are:\nEltraderm Hand Sanitizer - 70 % Ethyl Alcohol — Eltraderm Limited\nHand Sanitizer — Contract Packaging Distributions Inc.\nGel 700 Hand Sanitizer — Nature's Own Cosmetic Company Inc.\nSanilabs Hand Sanitizer 70% Ethanol — Sanilabs Inc.\nWalker Emulsions Hand Sanitizer — Walker Emulsions Ltd.\nHand Sanitizer — Désinfectant pour les mains — Walker Emulsions Ltd.\nIf you have these hand sanitizers at home, Health Canada asks you immediately stop using them.\nIf you're not sure how to properly dispose of them, you can always return them to your local pharmacy and ask them to give you a hand.\n#Advisory Health Canada is advising Canadians to stop using certain hand sanitizers because they contain industrial-grade ethanol that has not been authorized for use in hand sanitizers in Canada. https://t.co/dhaaGR19Eu— Health Canada and PHAC (@GovCanHealth) June 6, 2020\nPer Health Canada, you can tell if a product is authorized by checking if it has a Natural Product Number (NPN) or Drug Identification Number (DIN) on their labels.\nOr, you can also check with their list of safe and approved hand sanitizers.\nIf you've been using the recalled products and are worried, the recall reminds you that you can ask your doctor.\nThey also say you should report any side effects or any complaints about other products you might have.\nHealth Canada is still looking for more of these unapproved hand sanitizers to take off shelves and they'll be updating their list as time goes on to help keep you safe.