Do you think it is safe to use Lysol disinfectant spray on your hands?

@olivemai (4739)
United States
May 31, 2008 12:33pm CST
I was on the bus the other day, and I saw a woan spray Lysol disinfecting spray on her hands! She rubbed it in like it was an instant sanitizer! Do you think this is safe?
6 responses
@drannhh (14680)
• United States
31 May 08
Probably not over time, but it might have been healthier that whatever that woman had on her hands! It is also possible that it was a Lysol bottle that she used up, washed out, and refilled with plain water. Some people do that.
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@olivemai (4739)
• United States
31 May 08
This was an aerosol bottle, it could not be reused, she had just bought it at Target and it was definitely Lysol as the smell got to me right away! I am very sensitive to anything like that, so I moved my seat across the aisle, after trying to explain that it is for the window, for the floor, and shook my head! I think she could not read the warnings as it was only in English!
@drannhh (14680)
• United States
31 May 08
Gross, I cannot abide the smell of that stuff either, and it is not just the smell, but the idea of getting those chemicals inside. Bleagh. It might make a good weapon for protection on public transportation, though.
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@olivemai (4739)
• United States
4 Jun 08
I did not think of that, but I am suer that you cannot bring a bottle of that on a plane!
• United States
16 Jun 08
I don't think so. Lysol is way stronger than sanitizer...
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@olivemai (4739)
• United States
17 Jun 08
If I had a bottle of it, I could try to read all the warnings! I think most of the warnings are in English only, so it would not have helped much!
@metschica25 (5411)
• United States
11 Jun 08
Oh my that seems a bit strange . To me I am sure my hands would of started to itch or burn . I wonder why she did that , and didnt wait till she could watch them . I dont think it is harmful to do though.
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@olivemai (4739)
• United States
11 Jun 08
It is strange and I am sure it can be harmful! Our skin has bacteria on it that we need, and she may end up with an imbalanced skin system, which can cause an infection!
@yourkl (585)
• China
4 Jun 08
I dont think so. I will not like her.haha
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@olivemai (4739)
• United States
11 Jun 08
LOL It was not that I did not like her, but I am sensitive to many chemicals and that is one that I avoid! I did not know what to say, or if I should even try to say it in her language!
@Ldyjarhead (10162)
• United States
31 May 08
No, and I don't think Lysol is safe, period. All of that stuff is full of chemicals that will eventually hurt you. Since I switched to products with no harmful chemicals, my health has been so much better. I don't wash my body, my clothing, my dishes or my home with any of the nasty stuff you find on the regular shelves.
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@olivemai (4739)
• United States
31 May 08
I do not use those products either! Vinegar will do the same thing without hurting you or your house! I had to learn the hard way, realizing what was causing me so many problems! Consumer education is the way to go!
@foxyfire33 (10021)
• United States
31 May 08
I would guess that it would work...but I'd be worried about dryness, rashes and other skin irritations. I wouldn't use it like that but I suppose it might be better than nothing if you're really desperate.
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@olivemai (4739)
• United States
31 May 08
I was concerned about her and I also did not want to start coughing, as I do when exposed to irritants! There are many warnings on those bottles, but so many people ignore it!