“Buy a reputable hand sanitiser” – Toxicologist Gerhard Verdoorn

“Buy a reputable hand sanitiser” – Toxicologist Gerhard Verdoorn

Are South Africans protected from fake sanitisers and what needs to be done? We investigate...

Toxicologist Gerhard Verdoorn
Source: saafost.org.za

A wave of panic buying struck many countries when national states of disaster were announced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the absence of a vaccine in South Africa currently, hand hygiene has become a critical part of the response to COVID-19. 

Washing hands at regular intervals during the day is viewed as essential, but how safe is your sanitiser and those at the door of a grocery store? 

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Dr Gerhard Verdoorn of the Griffon Poison Information Centre spoke to Breakfast with Martin Bester. He warns which sanitisers not to use and which are 100% safe. 

Dr Verdoorn is known for his research in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Phytochemistry, Environmental Toxicology, Occupational Health, Industrial Chemistry, Vulture Biology, Toxicology, and Genetics.  

He dedicated over twenty years of his career to conservation and is currently employed as Operations and Stewardship Manager of CropLife South Africa and Director of the Griffon Poison Information Centre. 

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