Standards for anti viral textiles
Does BIS have standards for this? Once something like this comes at scale lots of people will end up buying them and get duped unless of course govt certifies it via bis.
One wonders how come the world is able to keep such products at bay but India fails. more
"Innocent, until proven guilty" is a well known adage/proverb.
How to prove the manufacturer guilty?
And, how can the manufacturer prove that what professes is true?
Could this be a case for the courts? more
On Sat, 11 Jul 2020 10:01:27 +0530 ABHIJIT SEN wrote
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ABHIJIT wrote: "In the advertisement, the company has mentioned about two ISO
standards viz., (1) ISO 18184 which refers to testing methods for the determination of the antiviral
activity of the textile products against specified viruses and (2) ISO 20743 which specifies
quantitative test methods to determine the antibacterial activity of all antibacterial textile
products including non-wovens. The appeal to BIS to respond to the development is pertinent. They will
be able to state if such standards have been adopted by Indian standards agency. Also, the enforcement
agencies need to look into the advertiser's claim if they conform to the international standards they
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by BIS or ICMR. Till such time, no product should be allowed to be sold
in the market with such claims. The businessmen selling sub-standard/fake products should be jailed for 20 years and in case of
death of consumer of such products, death penalty should be provided
in the Law. more