Snake oil sellers are invading Amazon, selling bleach disguised as “water treatments” for COVID-19.
A Guardian investigation has found that chlorine dioxide solutions are sold under the CD Kit and NatriChlor brands on Amazon – despite a promise by the technology giant to take action against crackpoints. (As reported by the Guardian, the branded products mentioned in the article are now “unavailable”, but others, such as chlorine dioxide solution for unity, sold for $ 49.99, are still sold).
Industrial bleach is sold to Amazon through its product pages, which consumers mistakenly believe are a “miracle cure” for COVID-19, despite health warnings from the US Food and Drug Administration that drinking liquid can kill you. .
The bleach used in the solutions is the one found in the production of textiles and bleaching of pulp and paper, the news site writes. Small amounts of bleach can indeed disinfect water, but these solutions use a much higher concentration, which far exceeds safety recommendations.
However, it seems that people are still buying the bottles.
According to the Guardian, a buyer wrote in Spanish that his family began taking bleach shortly after the coronavirus pandemic, noting: “Many people still don̵
Back in April, President Trump insisted he was sarcastic when he suggested at a news conference that he might inject disinfectants, saying, “I see the disinfectant throwing it out in a minute. And is there a way to do something like this, by injecting inside or almost cleansing, because you see it getting into the lungs and doing a huge number of lungs, so it would be interesting to check this out, so you’ll have to use doctors, but that sounds interesting to me. “
His comment was followed by a jump in calls for poison control over people drinking bleach, and several deaths and blindness from people drinking hand sanitizer.
Amazon did not immediately respond to the Guardian for the sale of bleach on its platform.