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During this COVID-19 pandemic, people would try every method to guard against the virus. As a result, various anti-epidemic items have popped up in the market. Apart from “price gouging”, consumers should also be cautious not to rely on the “wrong” products. For example, consumers might assume certain products possess “antibacterial” properties and as such let their guard down after using them. The following anti-epidemic items are commonly found in the market. Do you know how to select the right products?
To many people, waking up to a fresh cup of coffee is the best way to start a day! Nowadays, coffee has not only spawned a number of discussions on health subjects, it has also become an “environmental” hot topic. So, let’s learn more about this “mysterious” drink!
The epidemic has triggered rounds of panic buying. Many people have rushed to purchase food items from supermarkets and hoarded a large quantity of canned foods. Apart from virus prevention, people should also eat healthy to stay healthy! What do consumers need to watch out for when consuming canned foods and instant noodles, or ordering takeaway foods? Read on to learn the tips!
Do you have any family member complaining of itchy skin at night? Does your child suffer from symptoms of repeated sneezing and runny nose? These allergic reactions might have been associated with dust mites. In Hong Kong allergic rhinitis (or commonly known as nasal allergy) is the second most common chronic disease among children. While there are various allergy triggers, consumers should not overlook dust mite as a possible source. You can take an allergen test to ascertain if you are allergic to dust mite. For those who are allergic, reducing the dust mite population at home and keeping children away from dust mites will be the right moves.
Hong Kong’s humidity provides an ideal breeding ground for not only mosquitos but also pests which are difficult to detect and treat instantly, e.g. termites and bed bugs. Treatments of such pests usually require the help of pest control professionals.
Beware – mosquitos are around! With the first local dengue fever case confirmed recently, we should waste no time in mosquito control and dengue fever prevention. How to choose the right mosquito repellent amongst many products in the market? Earlier, the Consumer Council reviewed 45 mosquito repelling products, including mosquito repellents and anti-mosquito patches, and found that some products did not list their active ingredients and concentration levels. Read the followings for tips about mosquito control and prevention:
With the arrival of warmer weather, pest activity also increases. If you don’t want these pests to affect your family members and pets, then read the following article:
To coincide with the raising of the response level under the “Preparedness and Response Plan for Novel Infectious Disease of Public Health Significance” to “Emergency Response Level”, the Council develops “Together, We Fight the Virus” page offering the public free download on test findings of protective gear, such as face mask and disinfectant.