I purchased a bottle of this stuff at store in the H terminal at O’Hare. Isn’t that just a little bit scary? I couldn’t believe that they sold something so dangerous. They cart away buckets and garbage cans full of juice and water and mayo and other harmless liquids before security. Then you walk through TSA security and you find impliments of destruction way worse than anything you are allowed to bring into the airport. You are not permitted to bring flammable things onto the plane…so why do they sell them in the terminal?
According to Wiki:
Transparent, colorless or colored as desired, mobile, volatile liquid, with an extremely bitter taste, and in the absence of added odorous substances, a characteristic odour; flammable; specific gravity of Formula 23-H is between 0.8691 and 0.8771 at 15.56Â°.
Rubbing alcohol should be used in a well-ventilated area. Some cautions go so far as to say protective gloves should be worn while using it. Poisoning can occur from ingestion, inhalation, or absorption of rubbing alcohol.
Isopropyl rubbing alcohol is poisonous and can cause permanent disabling illness or death if consumed.
Mixing rubbing alcohol with pool chlorine can result in a Haloform reaction , generating lots of heat and boiling off its products as excess gas. If this chemical reaction is done inside a closed plastic container, the gas can build up until it ruptures violently. This can pose a serious risk of injury as the chemicals (such as bleach) and shrapnel from the container are thrown outward by the explosion.