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How To Detect Fake Sanitisers – SON

Updated: May 17, 2020

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has urged Nigerians to be cautious of buying substandard hand sanitisers as they protect themselves from coronavirus. SON explained that the genuine hand sanitisers have alcohol which can be perceived by the user. The agency lamented that fake types of the product were been sold in markets across Nigeria. NAN reports that the acting State Coordinator of SON in Plateau, James Yakzam, spoke on Friday in Jos. He said: “Hand sanitiser is supposed to be alcohol-based. But SON observed that some products in the market are void of alcohol and as such lacks the efficacy to kill germs or sanitiser the hands. “They were concocted with all sorts of materials that could be detrimental to the end-user. There is a specified standard for alcohol-based hand sanitiser.” The official advised that people who want to produce hand sanitiser locally to visit SON offices to seek proper guidelines for production and for the purchase of required alcohol. “I want to advise the general public to stop purchasing manufactured products without SON’s certification,’’ Yakzam counselled




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