We all know that hand sanitizer is a relatively common cleaning product. It can kill bacteria and viruses to a certain extent, and can play a very good cleaning product. Many people often use hand sanitizer. So can you put hand sanitizer in your car? Let's take a look at it in detail!
Can you put hand sanitizer in your car?
It is generally not recommended to put hand sanitizer on the car, as there will be potential safety hazards.
In order to sterilize and reduce stickiness, the disposable hand sanitizer is volatile. The main component is ethanol, and the content is between 50% and 65%, which is higher than the ethanol content of toilet water. Some disposable hand sanitizer bottles are also printed with Store in a cool place and away from open flames.
The fire department has reminded: When using any alcohol-containing items, be sure to stay away from the fire source to prevent fires.
Will hand sanitizer explode in the car?
High temperature and open flame may cause fire and explosion.
Some people have carried out ignition experiments with ordinary hand sanitizer and alcohol-based hand sanitizer, and as a result, flames suddenly appeared on the hand sanitizer. This is a huge danger for children.
It is also a hidden danger for adults. If you put the hand sanitizer on the car, the temperature in the car will rise due to the hot summer, and it may also cause a fire.
Although the disposable hand sanitizer can burn, it is flammable, but it will not cause a fire and will not burn on your hands unless it encounters a clear fire. However, it should be noted that when the temperature is relatively high in summer, especially after sun exposure, if the alcohol is volatilized in an instant, it may burn. At present, although the temperature is low in winter, the probability of the disposable hand sanitizer encountering an open flame is very low, but it is still prohibited to carry flammable and explosive items on the car.
What is the principle of hand sanitizer
Disinfection ingredients + volatile solvents are the basic principle of hand sanitizer
Alcohol and benzalkonium chloride are disinfecting ingredients in hand sanitizers, while glycerin and lipids are ingredients that can play a role in skin care. Disposable hand sanitizers are required to clean dirt in the absence of water sources, among which alcohol and benzalkonium chloride play a role in disinfection and sterilization. In order to avoid the generation of excessive foam, and to automatically volatilize the hands after using the hand sanitizer without running water, alcohol and some volatile surfactants are added to its ingredients to remove the dirt through the surfactants. And automatically volatilize to achieve cleaning effect.
Can hand sanitizer be sterilized?
In addition to the quaternary ammonium salts of ethanol and chlorhexidine, the main components in the hand sanitizer are mostly composite components such as alcohol + chlorhexidine gluconate or alcohol + hydrogen peroxide, etc. It can be used to kill various pathogenic microorganisms such as Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Candida albicans, etc.
In the hospital, doctors prefer to use hand sanitizer when contacting different patients, unless their hands are contaminated with the patient's blood, body fluids or excrement, or there are visible stains on the hands. This can not only save time and improve the efficiency of consultation, but also because the disinfectant and antibacterial effect of the handwash can better protect both doctors and patients and avoid the spread of diseases. This method of hand washing is also recommended by WHO hand hygiene requirements.
However, while it is true that hand sanitizers can quickly remove the number of microorganisms on the hands, they are not effective against all microorganisms, especially when the hands are very dirty or extremely greasy, and the effect of dry cleaning is not good. In contrast, using soap under running water is more effective at removing contaminants and pathogens from your hands.