Friday, October 23, 2020

A hand sanitiser used in schools has been recalled after it has been proven to cause skin issues, headaches and respiratory issues.

The Department of Agriculture says the Viropro Hand Sanitiser brand has been removed from a list of approved products due to “possible public health concerns”. Tests carried out by the Department shows it does not comply with regulations around hand sanitiser products.

In a statement, the department says prolonged use of Viropro can cause dermatitis, eye irritation, upper respiratory system irritation as well as headaches.

The company which makes the product has been told to recall all of its bottles immediately.

The substance is widely used in schools and the Department of Agriculture says an investigation is ongoing.

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