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Turns Out, You Shouldn’t Leave Bottles Of Hand Sanitizer In Your Car. Here’s Why.

I think we can all agree that alcohol causes fire. There are even bartenders who light drinks on fire every day, because it’s a pretty cool show.

We know not to get our hairsprays and other aerosoles near an open flame, for fear that they will burst into flame.

But, have you thought about Hand Sanitizer? I know SO many people that just leave their Hand Sanitizer bottles in their cars, for easy use.

That might not be the wisest choice, as this fire department in Wisconsin is warning.

Hand Sanitizers have a very high alcohol content. Alcohol plus heat = Boom! Or, it CAN anyway.

The Western Lakes Fire District, in Oconomowoc, WI, via Facebook, shows a picture of a burned out car, with a warning:

Western Lakes Fire District

By its nature, most hand sanitizer is alcohol-based and therefore flammable. Keeping it in your car during hot weather, exposing it to sun causing magnification of light through the bottle,
—-and particularly being next to open flame while smoking in vehicles or grilling while enjoying this weekend—-can lead to disaster.

Western Lakes Fire District on Facebook
Western Lakes Fire District

They also posted a link to the National Fire Protection Association for more information on being safe with Hand Sanitizers.


You can view the video, below, that was also added to the Facebook post.