Friday, May 29, 2020

Is It True That Hand Sanitizer Left Inside The Car Is Flammable?

Is It True That Hand Sanitizer Left Inside The Car Is Flammable?

Spotlight

Phoenix Gas Starts Supplying Gas-Powered Gensets

Phoenix, in partnership with US-based Mesa Natural Gas Solutions, LLC, is expected to bring the first batch of its gas-powered genset units in the Philippines next month.

Celebrities And Influencers Join Love Plus Charity Foundation

These celebrities and influencers have stepped up and maximized their privilege by helping out during the COVID-19 pandemic.

DOTr Reiterates PUV Transport Protocols Under MECQ, GCQ

Department of Transportation reminds the public to follow the imposed health and safety guidelines for public transportation to prevent transmission of COVID-19.

SM Net Income At PHP9.0 Billion In Q1

SM Investments Corporation reports its first quarter net income stood at PHP9.0 billion, lower by 16% than the previous year, partially due to the ECQ.

Alcohol or hand sanitizer has become a handy item that serves as protection against the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic ever since.

With that, people who regularly go outdoors and travel have equipped themselves with the sanitary product everytime they leave the house. Drivers and riders are no exception to this.

To religiously comply with the health and safety measures against COVID-19, drivers bring along alcohol inside their vehicles. However, there are some instances when they forget about it and leave it in their cars accidentally.

Thus the claims that it can cause the car to catch flames due to the chemicals it is made of, in addition to the hot temperature it is surrounded to.

On Thursday, a Facebook page called Western Lakes Fire District warned the public that leaving hand sanitizers exposed under a scorching weather can trigger its causing magnification through the plastic bottle, leading to flames.

Some netizens have debunked this, stating that they have stored these items inside their cars before and have never encountered such incident.

Which begs the question: Is it true that this COVID-19 staple can make your car go up in flames?

Well, somehow, it can.

National Fire Protection Association’s video confirms that alcohol-based items is indeed flammable. But, only in “large quantities”.

How “large” are they talking about, though? Say, over 5 gallons of alcohol. Yup, that’s the amount of alcohol that can cause the explosion. Otherwise, proper precautionary measures should still be followed.

Moreover, reverse-image searches say that the photo posted has been circulating for around a month by now. A lot of people have already used this. And while we can’t pinpoint where this image really came from, it’s practically safe to say that hand-sanitizer didn’t cause the burnt car door.

Photo Source: elements.envato.com

Latest News

Sen. Gatchalian: CBMS Law To Correct Inefficiencies In SAP Distribution

Gatchalian has urged the government to use the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Act to ensure efficient distribution of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP).

Mayor Joy To Strictly Implement Order On Wearing Of Face Masks In Public Places

Belmonte urges the public to wear face masks in public places following the study that universal masking flattens the curve significantly more than maintaining a strict lockdown.

Spox Roque: DepEd Ready For School Opening In August

Malacañang has expressed confidence that the Department of Education (DepEd) is ready for the scheduled opening of classes on August 24 despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

GrabCar Doubles-Down On Safety And Hygiene Standards With GrabProtect

GrabCar has released a set of guidelines for its passengers for the continuous enforcement of higher safety and hygiene standards for public transport in the country.

Home Cooks To Shine In Metro Channel’s Newest TV Show “Potluck”

“Potluck” is open to all home cooks at least 20 years old who would like to share their own recipes—from classic Pinoy favorites to fusion food and even quarantine-inspired treats and desserts! Read more of the mechanics here:

Gov. Defensor Jr.: Iloilo Is Now Preparing For MGCQ

Iloilo Province is already adjusting quarantine guidelines as its general community quarantine (GCQ) will end on May 31.

Surigao Sur Tribal Leaders Laud Progress Of School Construction

Manobo tribal leaders in the Surigao del Sur town of Lianga have commended the continuing progress of the construction of the indigenous people (IP) school in Sitio Simuwao, Barangay Diatagon.

Pres. Duterte Eases Community Quarantine Status

PRRD has placed the rest of the country under modified general community quarantine effective June 1.

Angelicum School Iloilo To Stop Operations On July

Angelicum School Iloilo announces suspension of operations starting July 31, 2020.

Lesha’s ‘Ciao, Bella’ Receives Solid Support Across Asia

Have you listened to this "Money Heist" inspired track yet?