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Explosion of internet advertisements for protection against SARS

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7395.900/c (Published 26 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:900
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Philadelphia

    Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) has generated nearly a half million new websites on the internet.

    On nearly every page, advertisers offer protection against the disease—ranging from respiratory masks and disinfectants to nutrient supplements that, the vendors claim, strengthen the immune system.

    Antec International, a British company, and its American distributor, Biosafety USA, is …

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