Firefighters Are Warning People to Never Leave Hand Sanitizer in Your Car

Alcohol-based sanitizer plus hot weather can equal trouble.

5/23/2020 9:33:00 PM

Will a Hand Sanitizer Bottle Explode in Your Car? Probably Not, but Be Safe Anyway

Alcohol-based sanitizer plus hot weather can equal trouble.

media group reported, that this photo depicts a deliberate explosion set in 2015 that had nothing to do with any hand sanitizer. It is extremely unlikely that your personal sanitizer bottle will cause that, the firefighters admit, but they still say that with just the wrong combination of concentrated bright sunlight and excessive heat on a bottle of hand sanitizer, it could happen.

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