Environmental health group EcoWaste Coalition advised online consumers not to purchase misleading online ads for products claiming to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

EcoWaste alerted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the increase of products marketed as coronavirus blockers in popular online shopping platforms such as Shopee and Lazada. These anti-COVID products alleged “made in Japan” are worn on the neck to kill viruses, bacteria, fungi, and others by releasing chlorine dioxide for 30 to 45 days.

EcoWaste cited Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency public advisory in its own country about such products, describing them as “as lacking in objectivity and rationality, absent of any scientific grounds, and in possible violation of laws on mislabeling and health promotion.”

The group’s monitoring efforts revealed there are more unregistered anti-virus products sold in online shopping platforms that consumers should avoid purchasing, which are as follows:

  • Anti-Bacterial Virus Shut Out
  • CL-40 Virus Blocker
  • Disinfection Powder Air Portable Card
  • Green+ One Virus Blocker
  • Guardian Air Sterilization Card
  • Hengai Virus Blocker Card
  • Jaysuing Space Sterilization Card
  • Nanoclo2
  • Padano Air Sterilization Card
  • Saratito Virus Blocker
  • Virus Blocker
  • Virus Blocker Disinfection Card
  • Virus Block Out
  • Virus Down

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