Importers and Wholesalers Association (IWA) of Personal Protective Equipment Ghana, has called on Ghanaians to be wary about the quality of face shields they buy from the market.
The group said a proper face shield should contain 180 degree full face protection, acrylic shield, anti-fog material, adding that it should be medicated.
The Public Relations Officer of the Association, Kevin King-Dawe said “the public should note that medically approved face shield is one produced with polyethylene terephthalate and medical name for polyester”.
He noted that most of the face shields being sold currently on the market places could be harmful to the health of buyers.
He said the flooding of the market with low quality face shields had negatively affected the business of IWA members who were involved in the supply and distribution of genuine face shields.
“The market has been infiltrated with substandard face shields selling at low prices and thus affecting the supply and distribution of genuine face shields on the market”, he added.
He therefore urged the general public to patronize only polyethylene terephthalate face shields.
The PRO for the group said that they will engage the government and stakeholders in the health sector to set standards for the sale and proper use of the face shields as the world battles to curb infection rates of Coronavirus.
Agnes Melissa Yovo | Talksafrica.com