The Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE) on Friday..
The Food and Drug Administration advises public to stay heedful of certain anti-virus and disinfectant products that claim to reduce the risk of catching COVID-19.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advisory warning the public regarding ‘misleading’ products such as disinfectants or biocides that claim to decrease the risk of acquiring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
On a Facebook post by FDA on Wednesday, the agency advised the public to be vigilant against “such deceptive marketing and promotion of disinfectants/biocodes” as such products do not help in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
The products such as ‘Virus Shut-Out’ and ‘SDS Virus’ “shall not, in any way, cure and specially kill viruses and bacteria and any other disease, and should not bear any misleading, deceptive and false claims on their labels and/or any promotional materials that will provide erroneous impression on the product's character or identity,” FDA adds in its advisory.
Instead of bringing positive or protective effects, the agency explained that potential hazard may come from exposure to ingredients such as chlorine dioxide or chlorite. The FDA also stated that exposure to the chemicals may cause irritation in the mouth, esophagus, or stomach, shortness of breath, and other respiratory problems.
“Further, the FDA would like to emphasize that this time, there are no specific treatments for COVID-19.” FDA clarifies.
According to a report , the products’ process range from P500 to P700 per piece and are being sold in online shopping platforms and Facebook.
The FDA also encouraged the public to follow the public health protocols and guidance from the Department of Health and the World Health Organization on basic protective measures against COVID-19 such as frequent handwashing, cough and sneeze etiquette, and physical distancing.