BTW - the fire department that posted that photo on their FB page (and have since taken down with an apology) is one that services where my Uncle lives in Wisconsin.[URL='https://www.azcentral.com/story/travel/arizona/road-trips/2020/05/22/can-hand-sanitizer-explode-and-catch-fire-hot-car/5247030002/ said:azcentral[/URL]']
According to a 2018 study from Arizona State University and UC San Diego, the temperature in a car left in direct sunlight tops out at about 160 degrees after an hour. The alcohol in hand sanitizer would have to reach at least about 600 degrees before it would spontaneously combust, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
But it's probably not a good idea to store hand sanitizer in a car anyway, Monk said.
The heat could cause the alcohol to evaporate if the cap is loose or through diffusion via thin plastic. Evaporation of alcohol would would make the hand sanitizer less effective at killing germs.
I've seen it going around and I think I have eye strain now.A short public service announcement:
As temperatures start to rise in many parts of the US over the next few weeks, you may have some concern about keeping hand sanitizer in your car.
Let it be known that internet memes to the contrary, your bottle of sanitizer will not explode in your car. The photo being shared is not from a bottle of hand sanitizer burning in a car, but from another source (and originating in Brazil).
BTW - the fire department that posted that photo on their FB page (and have since taken down with an apology) is one that services where my Uncle lives in Wisconsin.
And threatened to override any state governors who try to keep churches in lockdown. Oh those Republicans, all for "States Rights" and "Small Government"!Oh boy, Trump declared churches essential. I can't wait for all of the Christmas/Easter onlies to go to Church to own the libs.