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Contaminated Hand Sanitizer

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Several hand sanitizers are reported to be contaminated with methanol.  Among those are Saniderm Advanced Hand Sanitizer and several others manufactured in Mexico.  Our 5000 Horsepower on Methanol tech manual has an entire chapter on methanol hazards to skin, lungs, eyes, etc.  It is reported that methanol cannot be made non-hazardous to human exposure, even with sugar additive (occasional ‘wife’s tail’ in the racing pits) or in any other mixtures.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/healthcare/more-hand-sanitizer-recalled-over-potential-toxic-chemicals

We examined several other brands of hand sanitizers with labels only reading alcohol as the contents.  That is an industry shortcoming.  We researched several of those to confirm ethanol or iso-propyl alcohol.

Ethanol and iso-propyl alcohol are common alcohols used in sanitizers.

Methanol, a common racing fuel, is also an alcohol, but it is not suitable for sanitizers where human contact is made.

All labels of products with alcohol should identify the type of alcohol.  If you or any of your family members have peculiar symptoms after using hand sanitizer or any other sanitizers such as sprays, you should further examine the sanitizer contents.  If methanol is present, that may be the cause.

 

More racing June 19, 20, etc., 2020

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
Drags & Motocross
Sacramento Raceway, California; Junior dragsters, June 19-21, 2020
Pacific National Open, June 26-28, 2020
Motocross, June 19, 26, July 10, 2020
>> Free air density hourly forecast for tuning; historical, metric, DA, AD, water grains;
https://airdensityonline.com/track-r…mento_Raceway/
 
NASCAR
General Tire 200, Money Lion 300, Geico 500, Talladega Superspeedway, AL, June 20-21, 2020
>> Free air density hourly forecast for tuning; historical, metric, DA, AD, water grains;
https://airdensityonline.com/track-r…Superspeedway/
 
Drags
NMRA/NMCA all-star nat’ls, Atlanta Dragway, Georgia, Jun 26-28, 2020
>> Free air density hourly forecast for tuning; historical, metric, DA, AD, water grains;
https://airdensityonline.com/track-r…lanta_Dragway/

DRAGS @ DARLINGTON PDRA

Monday, June 8th, 2020

USA DRAG RACING JUNE, 2020

Saturday, June 6th, 2020

Drag Race @ Bradenton Motorsports Park, FL

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

track map, air density, density altitude, grains, forecast, historic:

https://airdensityonline.com/track-results/Bradenton_Motorsports_Park/

Test & Tune, Thu, June 4, 2020
Cleetus MURICA and CARS, Street Heat, June 6, 2020
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New Racing Events as of mid May, 2020

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

>> Darlington Dragway events website notice May 8, 9, 14-16, 23, 29-30, …, 2020.
http://www.racedarlingtondragway.com/events-schedule/

Free air density hourly forecast for tuning; historical, metric, DA, AD, water grains; site Map location
https://airdensityonline.com/track-r…ngton_Dragway/

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