Ethyl Alcohol Hand Sanitizer Ingestion
Significant hazards exist from ingesting liquid hand sanitizer including the high alcohol content which varies from 40 to 85.
Ethyl alcohol hand sanitizer ingestion. Used for hand disinfection recommened use hand sanitizer details of supplier. Hand sanitizer gels and wipes include a surprising amount of alcohol e g purell and germ x contain 62 ethyl alcohol and a child who swallowed enough of such products could experience what 2. 1 unfortunately this can lead to both accidental and intentional ingestion. What are the clinical manifestations of alcohol based hand sanitizer ingestion.
These are summarized in the summary table of risks and mitigation measures concerning the use of alcohol based hand hygiene preparations. 2 april 2020 ecr 27042 section 1 identification of the substance and company identification product identifier product name. The main safety issues relate to the flammability of alcohol based hand rubs and the adverse effects associated with accidental or deliberate ingestion. Many hand sanitizers contain up to 60 95 ethanol or isopropyl alcohol by volume and are often packaged in brightly colored bottles with scents that are appealing for young children.
While uncommon ingestion of ethanol based hand sanitizers by children may be associated with significant intoxication. Acute alcohol intoxication in a child following ingestion of an ethyl alcohol based hand sanitizer. 2 because isopropanol is commonly one of the components if not the sole component of many hand sanitizer preparations isopropanol toxicity may occur when ingested. Hertzog jh radwick a.
Ethyl alcohol sanitizer identified uses. Hand sanitizer substance name. This is equivalent to 120 proof liquor. In comparison straight vodka is only 80 proof.
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