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Sniffing Hand Sanitizer Effects
Don't do it: Addiction to toxic fumes and substances found in ordinary over the counter household chemicals can be potentially lethal. Recently, I am finding many people coming to my practice asking for "prescriptions" for for example, "Rubbing Alcohol" and it is distressing to find out they do not know the potential dangers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OUCH! : That type of hand sanitizer is 63% ethyl alcohol or ethanol. Ethanol is the same alcohol found in spirits and liquors and beer and wine. It will sting and probably used sparingly will not harm a very superficial cut but id keep it out of deep cuts.Gentle washing with soap and water is effective. It also contains water, isopropyl alcohol, glycerin, carbomer, fragrance, aminomethyl propanol, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Looks that way.: I am not familiar with this product but sterizar hand foamer, clorox hand sanitizing spray and germstar noro, and all claim to be effective against the norovirus. ...Read more
Hand sanitizer: Yes. Depending on the sanitizer it could be very dangerous. ...Read more
Not indicated use: Hand sanitizer is for intact skin. Putting it on a wound (not intact skin) would burn and sting. Better choice wound be to wash wound with mild soap and water, pat dry, hair dryer the wound and cover with dry gauze. Ok to check with your doc or wound clinic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is bad regardless: Second hand smoke is bad for you anyway. Disease in relation to first hand or second hand smoke is well proven especially with lung cancer and it is dose dependent. I have not come across enough research to link the two together. I recommend you stay away from second hand smoke regardless. ...Read more
Are certain chemicals in hand sanitizers carcinogenic? Are hand sanitizers really effective and useful?
Hand Sanitizers: If USED properly, and NOT ingested they are safe. Certainly the no water needed hand sanitizers may often contain high levels of alcohol, which if ingested by a person, especially a child could be very harmful and even fatal. Alcohol may be substituted in some products with Benzalkonium chloride, which is an allergen, carncinogen and immunosuppresive chemical. If used properly, they are safe. ...Read more
Yes: Health and child-welfare workers say the smoke is invading the bodies of addicts’ children, who are testing positive for meth after they’re taken out of their homes. Archive.Tobacco.Org/news/217103.Html secondhand meth smoke local children test positive for the drug as users fill the air with their toxins jump to full article: medford (or) mail-tribune, 2006-02-12. ...Read more
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