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

Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol and salt, the most used cleaner for cannabis.

Hazardous Isopropyl Alcohol
Solvents, VOC’s and ISO are are bad for you and the planet.

It’s cheap and it removes resin! First of all, Isopropyl rubbing Alcohol solvents and VOC’s are illegal to dump into the environment.

  • Listed by 8 agencies including IARC, OSHA and EPA as Hazardous.
  • Is a teratogen (causes Birth Defects) in animals and humans
  • De-oxygenates the water and is extremely Hazardous to fish.
  • Is a solvent which can be re-used rather than released into the environment.
  • Is a solvent and a VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) as a result there are health issues.
  • Known cancer agent, furthermore ISO is found in EVERY tumor.
  • ISO is classified as a mutagen (it changes DNA) and that only worked out for Spiderman… everyone else gets free radicals and tumors.

ISO Contributes to tropospheric ozone. You have seen the OZONE ALERT on the highway. Ozone is harmful to the elderly and the young. It is much worse for those that are compromised. Issues like Asthma, COPD, illness and any number of other lung and circulatory issues are at high risk. That’s around 30% of the most fragile part of the population.

That includes Grammy with COPD, Grampa with the Flu and little Tiny Tim with asthma. I am sure they all certainly understand the importance of your clean bong.

You care about the environment…right? Let’s find out about Isopropyl rubbing Alcohol solvents and VOC’s.

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

When done, 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. Less fun now that you know you have to use a respirator and save this gunk.

ISO is hazardous
This is how we should treat ISO

If you spill this is OSHA’s procedure for treating a small 2oz spill.

ISO is on the Hazardous Substance Fact Sheet. Cited by OSHA, ACGIH, DOT, NIOSH, DEP, NFPA, EPA and the International Agency for Research on Cancer because it is Hazardous.

Many solvents, VOC’s and other petroleum-based chemicals cause the same damage.

This includes Isopropyl, solvents and VOC’s and similar solvents such as Formula 420, Randy’s, Grunge off.

“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.” NJ dept of Health

But it is used in the MEDICAL industry!!!

Used in the medical industry for 1 purpose. Wipe your arm before your yearly flu shot. This is so a germ does not get a free ride into your vein. An important job. That is 2 drops of ISO per year. To clean, we use 2 ounces once a month and  therefore 12,000 drops per year. We are subjected to a lot of toxins, consequently the more we have to tolerate. As a result, eventually 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.

ISO should never be released into the environment

ISO breaks down chains like the polymer chain like your plastic drain plumbing or your counter top. Keep Isopropyl Alcohol out of confined spaces, such as sewers due to the possibility of an explosion. 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!

ISO kills bacteria, algae and microbes in the sewers. But just like good bacteria in your gut, these microbes and algae start the process of cleaning the water. ISO certainly goes into the water treatment plant which is probably not equipped to handle it. The dumping of solvents is illegal. Certainly no one would dump solvents on purpose! Most noteworthy is that Cannabis consumer dump 55,000 gallons a day from using 2 ounces of solvents to clean once a month.

Solvents are harmful to the environment.
Isopropyl rubbing Alcohol solvents and VOC’s DE-oxygenates water. ACUTE toxicity to fish

Isopropyl Alcohol is dangerous to aquatic life. It removes the oxygen from the water and consequently, the fish suffocate.

Reproductive Hazard. There is evidence that Isopropyl Alcohol can damage the developing fetus in animals. If drinking alcohol by a pregnant woman can cause birth defects, ISO certainly is worse.

ISO is A mutagen which, consequently, causes genetic mutations. A mutation is a change in the genetic material in a cell.  Mutations can lead to birth defects, miscarriages or most noteworthy, CANCER. It is known as a teratogen, a substance that causes birth defects.

The water treatment plants cannot handle ISO, crude oil,  petroleum, VOC’s or solvents. The Federal Government does not acknowledge Cannabis. As a result they are doing NOTHING to tell you to stop. And it gets worse…

Isopropyl rubbing Alcohol solvents and VOC’s cause Ground level Ozone

This the EPA website on Ozone,

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

Breathing ozone can trigger a variety of health problems. Very bad for children and the elderly. In addition those who have lung diseases such as asthma, COPD or even a common cold. Ground level ozone can also have harmful effects on vegetation and ecosystems.

Ozone harms you
Ozone is serious. They are trying to save Grammy’s life!

What are the health effects of ozone?

Breathing ozone can trigger a variety of health problems. Chest pain, coughing, throat irritation, and airway inflammation are a few signs to look for. It also can reduce lung function and harm lung tissue. 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 people with asthma, 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. Consequently, these people are at greater risk from ozone exposure.

What are the environmental effects of ozone?

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

What can I do to reduce ozone?

There are actions every one of us can take to reduce air pollution.   Visit AIRNow for tips on what you can do.

  • Stop using solvents to clean cannabis or save and re-use them
  • Use environmentally safe paints and cleaning products with low VOC’s whenever possible.
  • stop using products with smog-forming chemicals that can evaporate into the air when used.
  • Properly seal cleaners, paints, and other chemicals to prevent evaporation into the air.
  • Drive less

ISO has a 2 to 20 day Half-life, depending on environment. This is enough to make it across a continent.

We can ‘tolerate’ a small amount of a lot of chemicals. 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. There are no healthy chemical solvents.


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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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