Many people are unaware that alcohol-based sanitizers are not only drying and ineffective against re-contamination, but they can also be dangerous. One big concern is their flammability. Unfortunately teens and young adults have also been known to try drink the alcohol sanitizers to get a buzz….. what they end up with is a trip to the emergency room!
Here are a few important facts:
All ingredients within the Zylast products are natural.
All natural, water-based and non-flammable, the Zylast have an unmatched safety profile. The active ingredient in Zylast, BZT, is one of the most-studied compounds in history. It has been on the market for nearly 50 years in antimicrobial and wound-care products. It is even considered safe and effective in open wounds by the FDA.
Extensive toxicology testing has been done on both oral and dermal uses of BZT. For ingested BZT, the No Observed Adverse Effect Level (NOAEL) was 8 mg/kg/day. For a standard 50 kg person, this would equate to ingesting 50,000 doses of Zylast, or 20 full 1L cartridges, before any adverse effect would be expected from oral BZT.27 For dermal application of BZT, the NOAEL is 25 mg/kg/day, indicating that a person would have to use more than 1.5 million applications of Zylast each day (averaging 18 applications per second) to expect adverse events from dermal application of BZT.
Zylast Antiseptic Lotion – 100°C (212° F), non-flammable, non-combustible.
Zylast Foaming Soap – 100°C (212° F), non-flammable, non-combustible.
There is no significant dermal penetration of BZT. In a study on absorption, the authors showed a negligible amount – less than 0.003% – of the product applied penetrated the skin.
A 2-year animal study was conducted to determine carcinogenicity of BZT sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. The authors state, “Under the conditions of this dermal carcinogenicity study there was no evidence of carcinogenic activity of benzethonium chloride.” This dose is the equivalent of 9,375 daily uses of the Zylast Antiseptic Lotion.