RB, the manufacturer of Lysol and Dettol disinfectants, has issued a statement warning against any internal use of its cleaning products after President Donald Trump suggested that people could get an “injection” of “the disinfectant that knocks (coronavirus) out in a minute.”
Reckitt Benckiser, the United Kingdom-based owner of Lysol, posted the statement to its website shortly after Trump made the dangerous suggestion about injecting disinfectants into COVID-19 patients (read here).
The statement from RB reads: “Due to recent speculation and social media activity, RB (the makers of Lysol and Dettol) has been asked whether internal administration of disinfectants may be appropriate for investigation or use as a treatment for coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
“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.
“We have a responsibility in providing consumers with access to accurate, up-to-date information as advised by leading public health experts. For this and other myth-busting facts, please visit Covid-19facts.com.”