Hyderabad: Answering social media buzz whether it would be safe to inject disinfectants into the body to be safe from coronavirus, Renkitt Benckiser, parent company of Lyzol and Dettol said no disinfectant should be injected into the body.
In a statement released by the company, “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). 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.”
This came after United States President Donald Trump in a press meet aired the idea of injecting disinfectants. The idea was pooh-poohed and many medical and health professionals termed it a dangerous idea. The Maryland Emergency Management Agency soon tweeted that under no circumstances disinfectants should be injected.
ALERT🚨: We have received several calls regarding questions about disinfectant use and #COVID19.
This is a reminder that under no circumstances should any disinfectant product be administered into the body through injection, ingestion or any other route.
— Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MDMEMA) (@MDMEMA) April 24, 2020
In the press meet Mr Trump had said, “I see the disinfectants that knocks it out in a minute, one minute and I think we do could to something like that, by injection inside or almost cleaning. Because you see it gets in the lungs and does a tremendous number on the lungs so it would be interesting to check that.”
The press meet happened on Thursday and the US President later on Friday said that the disinfectant idea was a sarcasm. After which he allowed the experts to speak and gave short press conferences.