The company that makes Lysol and Dettol is requesting the buyers not to consume its cleaning products after President Donald Trump said that there can be a possibility of injecting disinfectants to save people from coronavirus.
Reckitt Benckiser (RBGLY), a British company, informed that human consumption of disinfectant products is hazardous. It released the statement following “recent speculation and social media activity.”
“As an international 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),” the company said in a statement.
RB said products should only be “used as intended and in line with usage guidelines.
“We have a responsibility in giving our customers with access to appropriate, up-to-date information as suggested by leading public health experts,” the company said.
The statement followed remarks from President Trump on Thursday on the use of disinfectants.
“And then I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in one minute. Is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning … it would be interesting to check that,” Trump said. “It sounds interesting to me,” he added.
CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta was quick to point out that this is simply wrong.
“He also said it needs to be studied. Actually, it doesn’t. I mean we know the answer to this one,” he said on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 on Thursday. “I think everybody would know that that would be dangerous and counter-productive.”