Lysol has issued a statement warning against any internal use o their product after President Donald Trump suggested that people should get an "injection" of "the disinfectant that knocks coronavirus out in a minute."
"As a global leader in health and hygiene products, we must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body through injection, ingestion or any other route," said spokesperson for Reckitt Benckiser, the United Kingdom-based owner of Lysol. "As with all products, our disinfectant and hygiene products should only be used as intended and in line with usage guidelines. Please read the label and safety information,".
During a White House coronavirus briefing, The President suggested that people could be treated with "ultraviolet or just a very powerful light" to kill the virus after a presentation from a medical expert showed that the virus might not live as long in warmer and more humid temperatures. THEN The President also mentioned an "injection" of "disinfectant" to deter the virus.
"I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning? As you see, it gets in the lungs, it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that."
Now, Trump did not specify the kind of disinfectant, but medical professionals were quick to dispute Trump's claims as "irresponsible" and "dangerous."
"This notion of injecting or ingesting any type of cleansing product into the body is irresponsible and it's dangerous," said Dr. Vin Gupta.
"It's a common method that people utilize when they want to kill themselves," Gupta added.
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