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).
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
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
Cosa Oxonia Active
Clear Gear Sports Spray
Foster First Defense
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
Quaternary Disinfectant Cleaner
TruShot Disinfectant Cleaner for Hospitals
TruShot Disinfectant Cleaner Restroom Cleaner & Disinfectant
Formula 17750 Wintermint
Formula 17822 Deo-Clean Multi