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Can your hands catch fire after applying sanitizer? ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผโฃ
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Can your hands catch fire after applying sanitizer? ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผโฃ

This image was circulating on the web where people were instructed not to go near fire or stove after applying hand sanitizers as it contains alcohol. "This lady applied sanitizer and went to the kitchen to cook. The moment she turned on the stove, her hands caught fire as alcohol is present in the sanitizer," reads the message, which is being shared with a photo of a woman's hands burned badly. Now, out of fear, many spread the news requesting others to be careful while using hand sanitizers.โฃ โฃ The viral post is a hoax. Sanitizer could not catch fire because the alcohol in hand sanitizers evaporates completely once rubbed over the hands and leaves nothing to catch fire.โฃ โฃ It has to be noted that within 10 seconds of applying any alcohol-based sanitizer, it will evaporate and it is definitely impossible to cause a burn. Health experts have advised using just one millilitre of the liquid, which, There are many flammable items that we use on a regular basis, be it deodorants or mouthwash, as these items contain alcohol. Therefore, if you directly expose these items to fire, it is undoubtedly dangerous. Similarly, if sanitizer bottles are exposed directly to a heat source, it can cause a fire. You can test it by pouring a small quantity of the liquid on a steel plate and bringing a lighted match stick or lighter next to it.โฃ Though hand sanitizer is a flammable item, when a small quantity is applied on your hands it will not cause any fire as it evaporates within seconds. Nevertheless, we do not recommend you to test it.โฃ โฃ Also, in the picture, you can see sharp edges in the woman's hand that looks like she has had a surgical procedure called skin grafting involving removing the skin from one part to transplanting to another part.โฃ โฃ In order to prevent COVID-19 infection, the most recommended and effective way is to maintain personal hygiene by washing hands regularly with soap and water. If not, experts advocate the use of hand sanitizers, especially if your hands come in contact with public space. But due to these fake messages, many tend to stop using alcohol-based sanitizers to avoid any mishaps.

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over 2 years ago

Thanks Respected.good information ๐Ÿ‘.

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over 2 years ago

Nooo

over 2 years ago

Looking on the edges of the skin burn its not because post hand sanitizer application burnings!

over 2 years ago

So apt and about ๐Ÿ’ฏ.

over 2 years ago

You may have used tiliapa skins, as they heal the burns better