Charles, I’ve been reading this thread for some time. If someone is
highly allergic then any chemical even dish soap could be dangerous to
them. So if people are really serious about sterilising metal earrings
they need to send them off for autoclaving.
Steam under pressure should kill lots of funguses, viruses and
bacteria and I think its is better than any chamical that has been
discussed. When I was in college that was how we used to cook the
media for our microbiology class and it was good enough; in fact steam
is how hospitals sterilise their surgical instruments.
I’ve enclosed some interesting URLs about autoclaving, opinions, laws
et cetera as related to body art. I don’t vouch for any of the sources
nor accuracy. This is just an intro to the idea.
Note that these URLs must be copied and pasted in two parts to make
them work due to the inadequacy of Microsoft Email. But they are WELL
worth the effort.Geo.