Thai official says don’t spray hand sanitiser on the body – or near a unadorned flame

Thai people are being warned to not use hand sanitiser spray elsewhere on their bodies or close to a naked flame. The Food and Drug Administration issued the warning after a girl sprayed disinfectant spray throughout her physique (no, we don’t know why either), then lit a mosquito coil. She sustained serious burns for which she’s still receiving hospital therapy.
Secrets of hand sanitisers is… ALCOHOL. Which is flammable.
According to a Thai PBS World report, Weerachai Nolwachai from the FDA has identified that disinfectant spray, such as hand sanitiser, is very flammable and it’s probably not a good suggestion to spray it throughout yourself and then mild a match.
Instead, Weerachai suggests using the spray as intended: to disinfect arms. He says customers should rub the spray in thoroughly to ensure the alcohol has evaporated before they start cooking or smoke a cigarette or light a mosquito coil – or presumably begin hearth twirling..

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