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How ISO & VOC’s Affect Human Health

ISO & VOC’s Affect Human Health, Isopropyl (rubbing) Alcohol (ISO) is a solvent and Volatile Organic Compound (VOC’s). These compounds have numerous health effects. Just ask the Federal Government about Solvents or look at the Health Effects of VOCs on Humans This page Has additional info on the most used cleaner for cannabis, Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol (ISO).

ISO and Cancer,       Right to Know fact sheet on ISO

How to handle a 2oz spill

How to handle a 2oz spill of ISO according to OSHA. This is how we all should treat ISO and other solvents. Never pour them down the drain

Acute Health Effects.

The following acute (short-term) health effects may occur immediately or shortly after exposure to Isopropyl Alcohol & VOC’s:

  • Irritates mucus membranes
  • Contact can irritate and burn the skin and eyes.
  • Inhaling Isopropyl Alcohol can irritate the nose and throat causing coughing and irritation. Worse for anyone who has Asthma, COPD, blood clots, impaired lung function, pneumonia, the Flu or even a cold. Really bad on coronavirus victims.
  • Headache, dizziness, confusion, loss of coordination, unconsciousness and even death but few die from ISO, or at least they didn’t die right away…

Chronic Health Effects

The following chronic (long-term) health effects can occur at some time after exposure to Isopropyl Alcohol & VOC’s and can last for months or even years:

  • Fatigue
  • Sleep disorders
  • Personality changes
  • Loss of coordination
  • Central Nervous System depressant. This blocks nerve signals.
  • Also blocks signals to the Autonomic nervous system.
  • Cancer Hazard – Isopropyl Alcohol & VOC’s have both been identified as direct (not potential), cancer-causing agents.
  • Reproductive Hazard – There is evidence that Isopropyl Alcohol & VOC’s damage the developing fetus in animals.


How the symptoms manifest themselves.

After using ISO you feel slightly nauseous and maybe a little light headed. It seems like for the next few days you make many more typographical errors on the computer and texting. The persistent headache is driving you nuts. Your Asthma has been acting up more and your airways are inflamed. You feel lethargic and just doing normal stuff like walking seems slightly strenuous. Sleep eludes you and fatigue is setting in. You just don’t seem your normal, able self.

You were supposed to use a respirator and gloves to handle ISO! These are how the symptoms manifest themselves.

ISO & VOC’s Affect Human Health. ISO is on the ‘Special Health Hazards Substance List”. This list Acknowledges the Hazards of ISO, asks you to limit use.

It is used to ‘sterilize’ before your yearly flu shot. If  germs got a free ride directly into your vein from a shot it could be much worse consequences.

That alcohol wipe before your flu shot is 2 drops of ISO once a year. We use 2 ounces (1000 drops) every month to clean which totals 12000 drops per year. Then we dump it straight into the sewers. All drains lead to the ocean. That is NOT limiting use of a hazardous solvent.

When you multiply the numbers it becomes staggering. Estimated 435 million smokers Worldwide. If just 100 million (100,000,000) of them clean (less the 25%) once a month in a solvent then we dump 2.4 billion ounces annually to clean our ‘healthy cannabis lifestyle.’ Look at the number again

2,400,000,000 ounces dumped annually. That’s about 7,000,000 ounces daily. About 55,000 gallons a day. When you total it up it is worse than the gulf oil spill.

Are you sure you want to be a part of that? I wonder how many people said years ago ‘Asbestos isn’t so bad’…

It’s everywhere. VOC’c in the home