The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recommending that consumers who use a water filter to wash their hands wash their own hands, the agency announced on Thursday.
The agency, which is headed by Republican nominee for president Donald Trump, said it would issue an advisory on the matter next month.
The recommendation comes amid concerns about the public health risks of using the filter on household pets.
The new advisory comes as a bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a bill to ban the sale of water purifiers that include air purifiers and a new water purifying device called a water bottle.
The bill has bipartisan support, and it’s expected to be introduced next week.
The proposal comes amid growing concerns about air pollution from people and pets washing their hands.
Trump has also been calling for water purging devices.
The American Water Works Association, which represents the water industry, said last week that its members support the safety of all water filtration devices.
“Water purification devices are not a solution to our water quality crisis,” the group said in a statement.
“We strongly urge consumers to exercise caution in the use of water devices, as well as to exercise good water hygiene and sanitation practices when using the devices.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.