US Environmental Protection Agency releases list of EPA-registered disinfectant products

EPA releases list of disinfectants effective against coronavirus

Wondering which disinfectants will help kill the new coronavirus? This is the list | Tacoma News Tribune

You may even have some of these at home like: bleach disinfectant cleaner, Clorox, Lysol and Purell disinfectant wipes.

(Gray News) - The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday released a list of disinfectants it said are qualified for use against the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said: "Using the right disinfectant is an important part of preventing and reducing the spread of diseases along with other critical aspects such as hand washing".

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While the EPA-approved coronavirus disinfectants list does provide several options for fighting COVID-19, the agency said that there may be additional disinfectants that meet the criteria for use against the virus.

For the full list, visit https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-03/documents/sars-cov-2-list_03-03-2020.pdf. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

The EPA released a statement to the CNN network regarding the possibility for companies to apply their products the added label of "emerging pathogens claim", which are based on claims previously approved for these "harder-to-kill" viral pathogens.

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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, good hygiene practices are still the best defense against contracting COVID-19, but cleaning and disinfecting touched objects and surfaces with a household cleaning spray or wipe may help prevent person-to-person spread.

A hefty supply of disinfectant cloth wipes, these have a high alcohol content allowing them to work against gross bacteria, fungi and viruses hiding out on surfaces in your house and office. "If the directions for use for viruses/virucidal activity list different contact times or dilutions, use the longest contact time or most concentrated solution".

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