The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday issued a reminder about disinfectants: Use them properly.
“Household cleaners and disinfectants can cause health problems when not used properly. Follow the instructions on the product label to ensure safe and effective use," the CDC said in a tweet.
Some context: The CDC message was sent a day after President Trump suggested that injecting disinfectant might be a possible treatment for coronavirus.
“I see the disinfectant, where it 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,” the President added. “Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So it would be interesting to check that.”
The CDC tweet included a link for anyone interested in learning “more about cleaning and disinfecting your home.”
Among other instructions. the CDC website says people should try “not to breathe in product fumes. If using products indoors, open windows and doors to allow fresh air to enter.”
CNN has reached out to the CDC for clarification on what prompted the tweet.
Earlier today, The maker of Lysol issued a statement clarifying that under no circumstances should its products be administered into the human body.
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