A truely scary product
Glen 20 doesn't smell too bad. But once sprayed into the air, the taste in the back of your throat is vile, and the breathing difficulties can go on for days. There are much better and safer ways to disinfect. I avoid it as much as I possibly can, but work colleauges use it regarless of my requests for restraint. Their theory is that if I'm not in the room at the time of spraying then it is harmless. Wrong! I worry about going into shops etc during the pandemic to find out too late that the area has been doused in poison. But the worst si...tuation to find yourself in is when toilets have been blasted with this garbage. Being caught in a confined space and forced to breath this rubbish is beyond awful. Antihistamines & Ventolin offer little relief and the symptoms last for days. Why is this product, & other similar sprays, still on the market?
I purchased Glen 20 for the first time after Covid 19 was prevalent. To be fair I did not read instructions. I chose to purchase from family opinions. I am glad that I only purchase 1 for $10.
I have too noticed the the strength of the spray as soon as I depressed nozzle. It was so strong I could taste it. I have discarded the can. A message should be clearly visible for those with respiratory conditions.
Purchased in June 2020 at Chemist for A$10.00.
My opinion of Glen 30
Only found bleach (problem on some surfaces), methylated spirits (95%) alcohol and Glen 20 that kill viruses.
I use Glen 20 because I really want to disinfect items such as packaged loaves of bread, milk bottles etc, going into my fridge. The smell felt really bad, especially the first time I used it. I have had no adverse reactions.
I can't manage to wipe every product all over, so just liberally spraying saves my sanity. (I am however worried about the chemicals.)
Next time I shall try a blue surgical mask and perhaps disposable gloves because the spray does hurt the skin on my hands.
Purchased 2 x Glen 20 on 19/04 and used ion 20/04/20. Sprayed into air. Shock horror, I was left with a horrible taste at the back of my throat and terrible taste in mouth. Have been gargling with warm water and sea salt, but taste in mouth and back of throat has not gone. Phoned store, both items being returned.
Purchased in April 2020.
Glen 20 Kills Me
This triggers the worst allergic reaction in my body! Someone is spraying this in my common area which does not have good ventilation! So no small amount is a safe amount! its always killing me. I have had infected sinuses 2x! Since moving here - she has been doing it for a year.
For all the mainly men saying that all the negative reviews are wrong and ethanol is a alcohol and its fine etc. If u were allergic then maybe u would understand!
The ingredients are butane, propane and ethanol. You can look at the mds and see this, these cause damag...
Purchased in April 2020.
I sprayed it on door and screen handles, as well as cupboard doors etc., after cleaning them. The foul taste I have suffered since I did it over 30 hours ago is terrible. On doctor's advice, I rinsed my nose out with water because taste and smell are highly linked, and because I must have accidently inhaled some of it, there would have been residue in my nasal passages. Did this about 9 hours ago, but taste is still there and on my lips as well. Will have to wear a very thick mask in future, if I use it again. This product may kill the corona virus, but I certainly hope it is not going to have an adverse effect on my health. There is nothing on the can to say to wear a mask when using.
Glen 20 is not Dangerous
The World Health Organisation WHO states that a sanitiser needs to be at least 60% ethanol to effectively kill bacteria and viruses and yes viruses can stay active outside the body for up to three days. Ethanol is ethyl alcohol which is what we drink whenever we drink wine beer or whisky. In fact whisky is about 45% ethanol. Dangerous but only if consumed in sufficient quantity
My elderley mother always uses it, but I always get sick with it soon as she does.They used it in our local bank yesterday for the Covid virus and I have been sneezing ever since and all night with bad hay fever and no sleep and after effects. I have high triggers for chemicals in products and I trust my body warning me to avoid, but in this instant in a closed building I had no choice about being exposed to it. If I wanted to I could do better sniffing ethanol at the petrol pump.
Purchased in April 2020.
The stupidity on this page hurts to read. Glen20 is great.
Glen 20 is 60% ETHANOL.......... ethanol is pretty much just ALCOHOL... which yes, does kill germs, and viruses.......... it is irrelevant if viruses can typically be considered "alive" or not, alcohol will destroy it.... it is still just DNA or RNA coated with protein and even if it is inactive outside a host? Alcohol will kill it............. that's why we use 'alcohol wipes' to clean utensils, temperature probes, and human skin prior to tattoos or piercings......... but for god sake DON'T use it as deodorant........... and yes, it may damage some plastics in the manner of a solvent.
Purchased in March 2020.
Awful can’t believe this product is on the market so dangerous
Sprayed our house with using very little of the original glen 20 spray. As it is supposed to be an antibacterial spray. I sprayed while all doors and windows are open. Made my family very sick and still sick a week later. Have breathing problems.
Glen 20 advertises that it "kills the cold virus". This is an impossible claim. Viruses are non-living. They are non-cellular and cannot reproduce without being inside a living cell. You cannot kill something that is not alive. Don't be paying money for something that cannot do what it claims.
Don't use too much
So my grandma used to stock up on this when it was on sale and she'd use like half a tin to spray out the toilet after grandad had been in there. The Glen 20 smell would fill the whole house and you start to really taste it in the back of your mouth. Now I can't go near the stuff without getting that nasty chemical taste from the air.
It's definitely better than general room sprays. Glen 20 does kill the germs, and you can use it to disinfect surfaces as well as fabrics etc. But I prefer a more natural product that does the same plus more... like a eucalyptus spray.
Do you know how dangerous this is?
Glen 20 according to Material Safety Data Sheets is up to 60% Ethanol. MSDS online says Ethanol is dangerous: The following should be worn whenever using ethanol: Respirator, Boots, Long rubber gloves, Industrial aprons, Overalls, Chemical safety goggles, Face shield. But we spray it around the house. It's really dangerous to breathe in Ethanol and Glen 20 is mostly Ethanol. The other major ingredients are at least as dangerous Propane up to 30% and Butane up to10%. There are natural products around that are just as effective and nowhere near as dangerous to our health.
Only thing that worked
I am a 42yo that has suffered serverely from bad feet since 16 to the point of smelling them through my shoes and bleeding, my big toe nail died and the pain was extreme. I have spent 1000s on drs, speacialist and different medications all with no result. So l thought ld just try to soak in something, 1st thing l grabbed was pine o clean and no word of a lie, my feet are now perfect. I soaked them in a half/half solution 3 days a week for the 1st week. Honestly l had results the next day, l now give them a wash in it twice a month just to b sure but l honestly dont think l even need to do that. This stuff has changed my everyday life.
Purchased in December 2018.
I used to love this product. It kept the house clean with a pleasant smell. Now the formula (or at least one ingredient) has changed and it is causing extreme breathing difficulties. The smell catches in the back of the throat causing coughing and breathlessness. I'm now too frightened to use the product for fear of not being able to breathe. Bring back the original formula, this new one stinks.
Purchased in January 2019.
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