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Benzalkonium Chloride Side Effects
Does rub 0,5% Benzalkonium Chloride kills Adenovirus(Conjunctivitis) from clothes and hard surfaces?
My 5month old had a bandage on his thumb that has benzalkonium chloride 0.1% he had his thumb in his mouth can that harm him?
Not To Worry,: The concentration (0.1%) is very low and safe. It is also used as preservative in pharmaceuticals, e.g. Eyewashes, nasal sprays, hand and face washes, mouthwashes, sanitizers, and disinfectants. Pharmaceuticals such as throat lozenges ; various leave-on skin antiseptics contains some. Check his mouth, hopefully you will see no damage. This product is less water soluble. ...Read more
Can I use a disinfectant containing benzalkonium chloride 80% to disinfect electric razor. If so, how much & how? Will it explode my shaver?
Try alcohol: Benzalkonium chloride is an aqueous solution that might get inside your electric razor and cause some damage. Take off the head, clean off the hair and debris with a cotton tip applicator and use 70 or 91 percent alcohol to clean the parts that contact your skin. Allow to dry and you should be back in sterile business with shaving. ...Read more
Got benzalkonium chloride 0.13% in eye from antiseptic towelette. Is this message? Is this going to damage my eyes??????
Not to worry: Most of this will leave the eye with the first blink and your natural tear flow will get rid of the rest long before any damage might occur. ...Read more
Flonase prescribed for allergies, but one ingredient is "benzalkonium chloride". This ingredient is also found in harsh cleaners! Safe to put in nose?
How effective are alcohol-based hand sanitizers or benzalkonium chloride sanitizing wipes at killing cold germs?
100%: Both are 100% effective if used properly: make sure all areas are wiped (e.g., back and front of hands, fingertips, under the nails, etc) and keep rubbing until the alcohol or moisture from the wipes has dried. No cold viruses can survive such treatment. Soap and water also works! ...Read more
Can I wash my pencils, eraser and plastic clipboard to remove/disinfect any amoeba (giardia etc) with liquid soap or benzalkonium chloride or alcohol?
My saline nasal spray has benzalkonium chloride in it, will i still be able to use it daily or is that a chemical that shouldn't be used often? Thanks
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