Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency is issuing a warning about leaving alcohol based hand sanitizers in the car during a heat wave due to the increased risk of fire. As the temperature rises, the evaporation will increase and even the slightest spark or heat source may ignite the ethanol.
A spark can be created by opening or closing a car door.
Having hand sanitizer in the car is a generally a good idea, as the germs are present and thrive in a closed area with a raised temperature, but do select a non-alcoholic version that does not damage the car interior. Some gels, even though not being applied to the surface, will transfer over to the steering wheel and gear shift – and ultimately damage or discolor the surface.
Hygiene of Swedens hand sanitizer is a safe option as it is a non-flammable solution. that will not damage surfaces.
Use disinfectants safely. Always read the label and product information before use.
Biocider ska användas på ett säkert sätt. Läs alltid igenom etiketten och produktinformationen före användningen.