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CAUTION: Sterilising machines unsafe for humans

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Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration deputy secretary-general Supattra Boonserm has revealed that The World Health Oraganisation is encouraging people not to use any Covid-19 “sterilising machine services”, including UV and spray tunnels, as these are harmful to the skin and exposure to the radiation or chemicals may even cause cancer.

“Most of the antiseptic used in the spray tunnels are those allowed for sterilising surfaces of various materials, but not for human skin. Use of these services can irritate the skin and eyes and it could even cause skin cancer”

“The easiest method to tackle Covid-19 is to clean one’s body and clothes.”

“People need to use hot water with temperatures ranging between 70 and 90 degrees Celsius to clean their clothes.”

SOURCE: The Nation

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