CHEAP sanitisers and wipes used to protect against coronavirus are often useless, scientists have warned. And some even make things worse by binding deadly proteins to the surfaces they are meant to clean. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates Labels which claim the product kills 99.9 per cent of germs are often a lie – because there is no legal requirement to have independent tests. The shocking revelation comes in a report by leading microbiologists demanding a crackdown on “Covid cowboys”. They fear thousands of families using the products may be lulled into a false sense of security which could be dangerous as the nation battles a second wave of the virus.A group of leading anti-infection experts have written to Health Secretary Matt Hancock urging him to act – and warning that some of these suspect cleaning products could even be used in hospitals. ‘COVID COWBOYS’ They want new laws to stop disinfectant producers from “making misleading and unsubstantiated claims about what they protect us from.” UK laws require no rigorous checks for products sold to the NHS, businesses and the general public, unlike in other countries including Germany and the USA. Professor Jean-Yves… Read full this story
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