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EPA names Clorox, Lysol and Purell Among the Best Coronavirus Fighting Disinfectants



The Best Method is a Combination Approach: Good Hand Hygiene and Approved Products

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The Coronavirus has been transmitted as a majority from person to person. The CDC has warned that the virus can also be transmitted as a result of touching objects or surfaces that are infected. This has resulted in many people turning to every day household cleaning and disinfecting products.

Clorox Disinfecting Wipes. Available on Amazon

To ensure that you are using the right products to stave off the virus, the US. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just released  a list of approved antimicrobial products that officially qualify against Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) 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.

Andrew Wheeler – epa administrator – March 5th news release
Clorox Multi-Surface Cleaner + Bleach. Available on Amazon

The news release from the EPA explained that the coronaviruses are enveloped viruses – which means they are the easier types of viruses to kill when the appropriate disinfectant products are utilized.  

Below is a list of the most well known products that are now EPA approved for fighting Coronavirus.  See full list here

  • Clorox Disinfecting Wipes. Available on Amazon.
  • Clorox Disinfecting Spray
  • Clorox Multi-Surface Cleaner + Bleach. Available on Amazon.
  • Klercide 70/30 
  • Lonza Formulation
  • Lysol Clean & Fresh Multi-Surface Cleaner. Available on Amazon.
  • Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist. Available on Amazon.
  • Lysol Heavy-Duty Cleaner Disinfectant Concentrate. Available on Amazon.
  • Oxy-Team Disinfectant Cleaner
  • 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. Amazon on Amazon.
  • Sani-Prime Germicidal Spray

It is recommended to follow the directions of the approved products found on the master label in order to ensure proper directions are followed (ex: how long disinfectant should stay on treated surface to best kill off virus).

Caution is appropriate. Preparedness is Appropriate.

Below are the general guidelines for self protection and reducing the risk of infection. These are, naturally, not bad ideas for anytime, not only in the face of a potential pandemic:

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds 
  • Cover your moth when you sneeze or cough
  • Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces around your house and work
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Avoid handshakes and touching your face, eyes, nose or mouth in pubic
  • (If possible) steer clear from people that are sick
  • There is no need to wear a face mask unless you are sick

Practicing Good Hygiene is key, below are practical steps that if maintained consistently can help to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus:

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