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Old 10-21-2012, 03:56 AM   #1
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So I just switched to sanitizing with Star San and the label scares me to death. Do you really need to wear gloves to use it?



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Old 10-21-2012, 03:59 AM   #2
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As long as you mix it properly you'll be fine. I have never even considered using gloves while handling Star San.



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Old 10-21-2012, 04:00 AM   #3
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When it is diluted properly you can get it on your hands without any issues at all. I even spray my hands and arms to "sanitize" myself sometimes. When it is undiluted, it is likely more harmful to your skin, so if you choose you can wear gloves when you handle the undiluted liquid (I don't)...

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Old 10-21-2012, 04:25 AM   #4
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I don't wear gloves either. No extra arms or appendages to speak of yet!

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Old 10-21-2012, 04:32 AM   #5
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No worries with a diluted solution. Oxyclean and PBW irritate my skin more than a Star San solution. Don't make a habit of getting the undiluted stuff on your skin and you'll be fine.

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Old 10-21-2012, 04:47 AM   #6
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i have had a mouthfull of properly diluted Starsan, don't ask why, it seemed like the right thing to do at the time.

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Old 10-21-2012, 04:54 AM   #7
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I don't worry about using gloves with StarSan, and as others have mentioned, will spritz/soak my hands in it when handling delicate stuff.

I do use gloves however for PBW - that stuff just RUINS my hands. They get all cracked and dry. Not pleasant. Blichmann gloves work great if you are in the market.

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Sta San hasn't caused any irritation for me but my hands do get really dried out if I have a lot of contact with it.

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Old 10-21-2012, 05:29 AM   #9
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Star san is an acid; it's about as acidic as lemon juice (the fresh stuff, not the bottled stuff. Around 2.5Ph), which is to say, it's very acidic. It'll eat it's way through clothing with prolonged exposure, the same as lemon juice will

Wear gloves if you have sensitivities; otherwise for most people the worst that'll happen is it'll dry your hands out, but no harm from occasional exposure

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Old 10-21-2012, 10:14 AM   #10
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You read the label?!?!

I read the recommended mix ratio and called it good.
I've used tons of the stuff and never had the slightest skin irritation. I think the warnings labels today are written by the lawyer who are afraid of stupid lawsuits.



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