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Ultraviolet (UV) lights and wands falsely claiming to disinfect against COVID-19
What you should do
- If you have purchased a UV light or wand that claims to disinfect against the COVID-19 virus, stop using it, especially if the product is for use on skin. Consult a healthcare professional if you have used these products on the skin and have any concerns.
- UV light products should not be used as a substitute for prevention measures such as frequent hand washing, physical distancing, mask-wearing, and cleaning and disinfecting. The Government of Canada has published a list of hand sanitizers and disinfectants that meet Health Canada’s requirements.
- If you have any information on the potential false or misleading advertising or the sale of these products in Canada, report it.
- Read the information Health Canada has posted on the risks of buying health products that make false or misleading claims to prevent, treat or cure COVID-19.
- Report any side effects to health products to Health Canada.
More information about buying health products safely is available on Health Canada’s website. For the latest and most up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit Canada.ca/coronavirus. For authorized medical devices for uses related to COVID-19, visit this page