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At a time when the entire world is struggling with a coronavirus pandemic, everyone is taking extreme precautions to avoid virus infection. One of the major methods to fight the virus is sanitizer.
Vehicle owners have now started keeping sanitizer bottles in their cars for use. Mercury continues to increase during the summer season. In such a situation, questions are arising as to whether a sanitizer could explode in cars parked in the sun.
Recently, the US Department of Fire in Wisconsin issued an advisory detailing the potential danger of leaving a sanitizer within a hot car. The department posted a picture of the damaged interior of a vehicle on social media, stating that a bottle of sanitizer left in the car had exploded and caused damage.
The post states, “By its nature most hand sanitizers are alcohol-based and therefore flammable. Keep it in your car during hot weather, get more light from the bottle than in front of the sun, and especially while smoking Being near a fire can lead to disaster. Please respect these possibilities and be safe. “
Hand sanitizers, commonly sold in India, contain more than 40 percent alcohol content. Some brands contain more than 70 percent alcohol content. When such a substance is exposed to heat it can explode and cause damage, even burning the entire car. In the past, such incidents have come to light when small things like body spray, chemical car cleaning, cleaning liquid are exploded inside the cars.
70 percent alcohol is highly flammable and should be stored very carefully. If it is in direct exposure to the sun’s light or heat, it begins to release vapor (vapor) and starts creating pressure inside the container. It can cause explosion and damage. However, it still needs a spark to come in contact with the fire or ignite it.
However, the real reason is difficult to find out how the sanitizer burned the vehicle shown by the US Fire Agency. But it is very important to learn this lesson that leaving such flammable objects inside your car can cause any kind of damage. Though it is advisable to keep a sanitizer bottle with you in this hour of crisis, but at the same time being alert can protect your car from any kind of damage.