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One in seven hydroalcoholic gel is not effective


According to laboratory tests carried out by law enforcement, 13% of products do not contain enough alcohol and are therefore not virucidal, indicates the DGCCRF.

One in seven bottles of hydroalcoholic gel is non-compliant and deemed ineffective, according to a fraud repression study unveiled by France Info.

Thus, 13% of the products would not contain enough alcohol and would not be bactericidal.

"An under-dosed alcohol gel is not effective, according to laboratory tests", as revealed to France Info Romain Roussel, chief of staff of the Directorate-General for Competition, Consumption and Law Enforcement. fraud (DGCCRF).

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To be effective against the coronavirus, hydroalcoholic gels must contain at least 60% alcohol.

We found that a few products collected did not contain enough alcohol.

That is why we have had these products classified as non-compliant and dangerous.

This was the case in particular for 13% of the products analyzed ”,

specifies the representative of the repression of fraud


The price list respected

The latter specifies that these non-compliant bottles are sold on the internet, in tobacconists, in supermarkets or even in pharmacies.

"In some cases, it is a matter of a few dozen bottles when it is the products that are produced in an artisanal way and others, it can be several thousand products,"

says Romain Roussel.

However, the latter indicates that prices have remained contained.


Since the first containment, we have carried out constant surveillance, so the maximum prices are more and more respected.

However, in terms of product quality, it still varies, ”he


The most effective is therefore to wash your hands scrupulously.


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Source: lefigaro

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