EPA issues a List of cleaners that kill coronavirus: Lysol, Clorox, Purell products to mention a few of the ones you likely already use.
In a press release, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a list of disinfectants to protect against the spread of the coronavirus.
The products on the list have “qualified for use against COVID-19” through the agency’s Emerging Viral Pathogen program where manufacturers provide the EPA with data that “shows their products are effective against harder-to-kill viruses,” says the EPA, explaining that “Coronaviruses are what are called enveloped viruses, “meaning they are one of the easiest types of viruses to kill with the appropriate disinfectant product.”
While many of the brands listed are not commonly known; many others are household names like Clorox and Lysol. To see full list, Click here.
In the news release, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler wrote, “Using the correct disinfectant is an important part of preventing and reducing the spread of illnesses along with other critical aspects such as hand washing.” He added that “EPA is providing this important information in a public and transparent manner on disinfectant products to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.”
Here are some of the registered disinfectants on the EPA’s list. Find the full list by Clicking here.
• Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
• Clorox Commercial Solutions
• Clorox Disinfecting Spray
• Clorox Multi-Surface Cleaner + Bleach
• Klercide 70/30
• Lonza Formulation
• Lysol Clean & Fresh Multi-Surface Cleaner
• Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist
• Lysol Heavy-Duty Cleaner Disinfectant Concentrate
• Oxycide Daily Disinfectant Cleaner
• Peak Disinfectant Wipes
• Peroxide Multi Surface Cleaner and Disinfectant
• Peroxide Disinfectant and Glass Cleaner
• Purell Professional Surface Disinfectant Wipes
• Sani-Prime Germicidal Disposable Wipe
• Sani-Prime Germicidal Spray
According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “disinfection, diluted household bleach solutions, alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol, and most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective.” Click here for CDC.
The CDC also has a list it recommends. To see that list, Click here for the list. Many of the same products from the EPA list also are on the CDC’s list.
The EPA says consumers should follow the directions and pay “close attention to the contact time for the product on the treated surface,” there may be additional disinfectants that meet the criteria that could be added to the list.