Coronavirus — Lysol, Clorox, Purell among products on EPA’s list of disinfectants that work

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says for “disinfection, diluted household bleach solutions, alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol, and most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective.”

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Bottles of Purell Hand Sanitizer sit on the shelf at Harrold’s Pharmacy in Pennsylvania.

Bottles of Purell Hand Sanitizer sit on the shelf at Harrold’s Pharmacy in Pennsylvania.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a list of disinfectants to protect against the spread of the coronavirus.

According to the EPA, 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.”

Coronaviruses are what are called enveloped viruses, “meaning they are one of the easiest types of viruses to kill with the appropriate disinfectant product,” the EPA says.

“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,” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a newsrelease.“EPA is providing this important information in a public and transparent manner on disinfectant products to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says for “disinfection, diluted household bleach solutions, alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol, and most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective.”

The CDC also mentioned another list with EPA-approved “emerging viral pathogens claims” from theAmerican Chemistry Council Center for Biocide Chemistries. Many of the same products from the EPA list also are on the list.

The EPA says consumers should follow the directions and pay “close attention to the contact time for the product on the treated surface.”

The agency notes there may be additional disinfectants that meet the criteria that could be added to the list.

EPA list of registereddisinfectants

Here are some of the registered disinfectants on the EPA’s list. Find the full list here.

  • Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
  • Clorox Commercial Solutions
  • CloroxDisinfecting 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 DailyDisinfectantCleaner
  • Peak Disinfectant Wipes
  • Peroxide MultiSurfaceCleaner andDisinfectant
  • Peroxide Disinfectant and GlassCleaner
  • Purell Professional Surface Disinfectant Wipes
  • Sani-Prime Germicidal Disposable Wipe
  • Sani-Prime Germicidal Spray

Coronavirus ‘fighting products’

The American Chemistry Council’s Center for Biocide Chemistries posted a list of disinfectants referred to as “fighting products” at Americanchemistry.com, which the website saidwere pre-approved by the EPA and”for use against emerging enveloped viral pathogens and can be used during the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.” The website said it was providing theinformation as a “public service,” butnotes the list is “not exhaustive” but can be used to “identify products suitable for use against COVID-19.”Find the full list here.

Here’s a look at some of the products on the list:

  • Cosa Oxonia Active
  • Microban 24 Hour Multi-Purpose Cleaner
  • Microban 24 Hour Bathroom Cleaner
  • Lemon Disinfectant
  • Cosa Oxonia Active
  • Clear Gear Sports Spray
  • Foster First Defense
  • Sani-Spritz Spray
  • Don-O-Mite
  • One-Step Disinfectant Cleaner
  • X-Ray Apron Cleaner Disinfectant
  • All Purpose Virex
  • SaniZide Pro 1 Spray
  • Maxim GSC Germicidal Spray Cleaner
  • Bright Solutions Lemon Zip Disinfectant
  • Simple Green Clean Finish
  • TB Quat Disinfectant
  • Bioesque Solutions Botanical Disinfectant Solution
  • REScue Ready to Use One Step Disinfectant Cleaner & Deodorizer
  • Zep Spirit II
  • Zep Antibacterial Disinfectant & Cleaner
  • Zep Quick Clean Disinfectant
  • Stepan Spray Disinfectant Concentrate
  • Buckeye Sanicare Lemon Quat
  • 3MQuat Disinfectant Cleaner Concentrate
  • Symplicity Sanibet Multi-Range Sanitizer
  • Pine Quat
  • Quaternary Disinfectant Cleaner
  • TruShot Disinfectant Cleaner for Hospitals
  • TruShot Disinfectant Cleaner Restroom Cleaner & Disinfectant
  • Formula 17750 Wintermint
  • Formula 17822 Deo-Clean Multi
  • Neutra-Tec 64

Read more at usatoday.com

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