The issues with Isopropyl (rubbing) Alcohol, solvents and VOC’s

It’s cheap and it removes resin, but do you LIKE it?

How ISO;

  • Dries out your skin or irritates your eye, nose and throat?
  • Or maybe that you can't use ISO Alcohol on plastic, acrylic or paint?
  • Or how the International Agency for Research on Cancer List ISO as Hazardous.

ISO Alcohol, solvents and VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds)  have health issues. ISO is a KNOWN Cancer agent, furthermore ISO is found in EVERY tumor.

In addition, ISO is classified as a mutagen (it changes your DNA) however that only worked out for Spiderman. Meanwhile, in the real world we get free radicals and tumors. It is not limited to just humans. This dog has cancer on her nose.

It may be the source of all cancer (read more) According to some view points.

The ultimate source of cancer  These are independent sources.

ISO is hazardous
This is how we should treat ISO

A Known Carcinogen (read more) These can't all be wrong?

Government DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS Waste is classified as "Hazardous". Disposal to licensed waste disposal site in accordance with the local Waste Disposal Authority. Dispose of waste and residues in accordance with local authority requirements. Confirm disposal procedures with environmental engineer and local regulations. Do not allow runoff to sewer, waterway or to ground.

Required for handling ISO

But it is used in the MEDICAL industry!!!

ISO is used in the medical industry for 1 purpose. Sanitize your arm before your yearly flu shot. This is so a germ does not get a free ride into your vein. An important job with a calculated risk. Just like getting an X-ray, Barium Contrast or  Chemo Therapy, a necessary calculated risk.

That is 2 drops of ISO per year which mostly turns to vapor. In contrast, we use 2 ounces once a month to clean. 2 ounces is 1000 drops which means 12,000 drops per year. Most importantly this is dumped in liquid form which has a 20 day half-life.

We are subjected to a lot of toxins, consequently the more we have to tolerate. As a result, the less we can tolerate.

What does not kill you does NOT make you stronger. It makes you weaker with less ability to fight off other toxins and diseases.

Using HAND SANITIZER could cause the same damage to a fetus as drinking a fifth of whiskey.

Alcohol based sanitizing can lead to passive alcoholzation.

To most of us 2 ounces we use to clean is not much ISO. However, the Government limits the MICRO amounts used in cosmetic, hair spray and beauty products. There are sources everywhere but NO INDUSTRY dumps it in liquid form. It is illegal therefore stiff fines for that. In addition they try to reduce evaporation at all times. The effects are cumulative and there are a lot of Cannabis Consumers using ISO. 435 million worldwide! If, for example, the 100 million in North America clean once a month that is 2.4 billion ounces dumped every year. That's 55,000 gallons per day! LIQUID, which is consequently much worse!

ISO should never be released into the environment

DO NOT wash into sewer because it is harmful to aquatic life. Most noteworthy, ISO poses a significant risk of oxygen depletion in aquatic systems. As a result ISO causes ACUTE FISH TOXICITY!

Solvents are harmful to the environment.
ACUTE toxicity to fish

ISO kills bacteria, algae and microbes in the sewer and septic tanks. Just like good bacteria in your gut, these microbes and algae are involved in the process of cleaning the water.  Meanwhile, ISO goes into the water treatment plant which is certainly not equipped to handle it, the dumping of solvents is illegal.

The Federal Government does not acknowledge Cannabis. As a result they are doing NOTHING to tell you to stop. Consequently it gets worse…

Ozone death toll over 2 million per year.

Voc's are a Major source of OZONE

The institute of Physics say in 2013 estimate 2 million died as a DIRECT RESULT of Ozone.

Ozone harms you
Ozone is serious.

This the EPA website on Ozone,

Ground level or "bad" ozone is created by chemical reactions. VOC’s interact with oxides of nitrogen (NOx) in air. This happens in sunlight. Petroleum based vapors, and chemical solvents are some of the major sources.

Breathing ozone can trigger a variety of health problems. Ground level ozone can similarly have harmful effects on vegetation and ecosystems.

What are the health effects of ozone?

Chest pain, coughing, throat irritation, and airway inflammation are a few signs to look for. In addition it also can reduce lung function and harm lung tissue. Moreover Ozone can worsen bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma which leads to increased medical care and Asthma "attacks". Learn more about health effects.

Who is at risk?

Ozone in the air we breathe can harm our health. People most at risk include children, older adults, and people who are active outdoors, especially outdoor workers. In addition, people with certain genetic characteristics. Also people with reduced intake of certain nutrients, such as vitamins C and E. In addition those who have lung issues or diseases such as asthma, COPD or even a common cold will, as a result, suffer more and could die. This is the the weakest 30% of the population! Consequently, these people are at greater risk from ozone exposure.

What are the environmental effects of ozone?

Ozone affects sensitive vegetation and ecosystems. This includes forests, parks, wildlife refuges and wilderness areas.  It also harms sensitive vegetation during the growing season. Learn more about how ozone harms ecosystems.

100 years ago no one died from Ozone. In 2013 Two million people died from Ozone.

What will it be like in 100 years from now?

We can ‘tolerate’ a small amount of a lot of chemicals. However, the more our bodies must deal with these chemicals the less we will be able to deal with anything new. Every new cleaner just seems like a more toxic mix of solvents and chemical. The harsher and more hazardous the chemical the less we can tolerate. In Conclusion, there are no healthy chemical solvents.

Isopropyl rubbing Alcohol solvents and VOC’s and how to use them.

First of all, Use Adequate Ventilation. Unless your attic fan is over your sink, houses do not have adequate ventilation. (read more)

Use outdoors or use a respirator (read more) with the correct cartridges.

Likewise Use gloves since it can pass through the skin. Similarly wear indirect ventilated eye protection, especially if you wear contacts.

After that, make sure you pour it back into the bottle for storage. ISO does not go bad or lose potency. It will separate for re-use. To sum up, Cleaning is even less fun now that you know you have to use a respirator and save this gunk.

Many solvents, VOC’s and other petroleum-based chemicals cause the same damage. For example, Isopropyl, solvents and VOC’s such as Formula 420, Randy’s, Grunge off and many over the counter cleaners cause similar damage.

“Effects may include reduced memory and concentration as well as  personality changes (withdrawal, irritability). Furthermore, expect fatigue, sleep disturbances and reduced coordination. ISO has effects on nerves supplying internal organs (autonomic nerves). Furthermore it affects nerves to the arms and legs (weakness, “pins and needles”). ISO is a central nervous system depressant. Isopropyl Alcohol may affect the liver and kidneys.”  New Jersey Dept. of Health.

ISO is a VOC (Volitile Organic Compound). Here are some of the health effects. Each is linked to a different site.

New research and health hazards for Isopropyl rubbing Alcohol solvents and VOC’s

Bio-degradation, consequently depleting oxygen in aquatic systems. The fish literally suffocate.




Most noteworthy the waste is classified as “hazardous”. Disposal to licensed waste disposal site in accordance with the local Waste Disposal Authority.


Dispose of waste and residues in accordance with local authority requirements. Confirm disposal procedures with environmental engineer and local regulations.

Do not allow runoff to sewer, waterway or ground. Contact specialist disposal companies.

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Please save our planet from Isopropyl rubbing Alcohol solvents and VOC’s

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