Is Glen 20 safe to breathe

Is Glen 20 safe to breathe

Hello, I have a work collegue who sprays Glen 20 all around the office daily to ‘disinfect’ the office. I think as it smells so strongly that is can’t possibly be good for you. Can you tell me if there are any harmful chemicals in it? We don’t have access to fresh air in our building, and it is air-conditioned 24/7.
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Dr Chemical

Yes it’s perfectly safe. There is no correlation whatever between how bad something smells and how toxic it is. Many people have overdone it with bleach, for example, and come out of the bathroom coughing and spluttering. The bleach has acted as an irritant and nothing more. Deadly cyanide gas, on the other hand, has a very pleasant almond smell.

Diane Gill
Diane Gill

Have a sick baby in hospital with HFMD. Is it safe to spray the house with glen 20

Anonymous
Anonymous

Would you breathe it when you go to bed ?.

Jennifer Grant
Jennifer Grant

I only need to get a tiny whiff of Glen20 and I can taste the stuff in the back of my throat. I don’t use it myself but have unfortunately come into contact with it when a client has sprayed it around. My tolerance of it is becoming less each time. Awful product – no-one can tell me that an aerosol that you can taste in the back of your throat isn’t harmful.

Dr Chemical

Yes, I can tell you that an aerosol that you can taste in the back of your throat isn’t harmful. It’s only alcohol. Once again, there is no correlation between how bad something smells and its toxicity. If, for example, you got a whiff of Hydrochloric Acid fumes you’d come away coughing violently, as it is a very strong irritant. But that’s all it is. Interestingly, in WW1 the Germans used chlorine gas as a poison. It was an ineffective poison, as the allied troops learned very quickly that if they urinated on a rag and put it over their mouth, the chlorine gas was converted to harmless (if unpleasant) hydrochloric acid. So it was unpleasant experience, if only for breathing in urine fumes, but at least they weren’t poisoned.

Anonymous
Anonymous

“no-one can tell me… ”
That sentence in itself says you’ll never be open to anyone telling you otherwise so there’s not much point in trying to tell you otherwise.

MaryCW
MaryCW

This is highly toxic! Don’t use it. It contains butane which when breathed in replaces oxygen uptake. Weakens the immune system. If you spray in a room where someone has a virus it sets them back because it deprives them of oxygen.

MaryCW
MaryCW

Oops! I meant propane takes up the place of oxygen (not butane as I mentioned earlier).

MaryCW
MaryCW

It contains butane and propane. Propane takes the place of oxygen in your lungs when you breathe it in…

Anonymous
Anonymous

When abused as an inhalant, it may cause hypoxia (lack of oxygen), pneumonia, cardiac failure or cardiac arrest.[44][45] Propane has low toxicity since it is not readily absorbed and is not biologically active