A representative for the maker of Lysol disinfectant warned people not to “inject” the product after President Trump floated such a treatment for the coronavirus.
“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),” a representative for Reckitt Benckiser told NBC News. Reckitt Benckiser is the British company that produces Lysol.
The representative said the company has a “responsibility in providing consumers with access to accurate, up-to-date information as advised by leading public health experts.”
“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 press conference on Thursday, Trump discussed several hypothetical treatments that doctors could consider as treatments to the coronavirus. In addition to a possible ultraviolet light treatment, Trump suggested an injection of disinfectant as an option.
“I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute,” Trump said. “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, and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.”