EPA Releases List of Disinfectants to Use Against Coronavirus

From EPA.gov

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

“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,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler.

“There is no higher priority for the Trump Administration than protecting the health and safety of Americans. EPA is providing this important information in a public and transparent manner on disinfectant products to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.”

Products appearing on EPA’s list registered disinfectant products have qualified for use against COVID-19 through the agency’s Emerging Viral Pathogen program.

This program allows product manufacturers to provide EPA with data, even in advance of an outbreak, that shows their products are effective against harder-to-kill viruses than SARS-CoV-2. It also allows additional communications intended to inform the public about the utility of these products against the emerging pathogen in the most expeditious manner.

Coronaviruses are enveloped viruses, meaning they are one of the easiest types of viruses to kill with the appropriate disinfectant product. Consumers using these disinfectants on an enveloped emerging virus should follow the directions for use on the product’s master label, paying close attention to the contact time for the product on the treated surface (i.e., how long the disinfectant should remain on the surface).

From USAToday

EPA list of registered disinfectants

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

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 said were 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 the information as a “public service,” but notes the list is “not exhaustive” but can be used to “identify products suitable for use against COVID-19.” Find the here.

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


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

3M Quat 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