Most cleaning products have not yet been tested officially by the EPA for SARS-CoV-2.
There have been a number of items that were stripped from the stores quickly after the coronavirus pandemic started. Among those items were toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes.
There are now going to be two Lysol products that are sure to become even harder to find, now that they have gotten approval by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Those products are now officially approved and tested to be effective at killing SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the pandemic.
Those two products are Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist.
Of course, there may also be other disinfecting products that are also effective. According to the EPA, over 420 products are powerful enough to kill viruses that are even more difficult to kill than the novel coronavirus. Most of those products have not yet been tested officially by the EPA for SARS-CoV-2.
EPA approves first surface disinfectant products tested on the SARS-CoV-2 virus: https://t.co/DnhZwXJHOf
— U.S. EPA (@EPA) July 6, 2020
Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist are said to kill the novel coronavirus two minutes after application, according to the EPA. It is tested for nonporous surfaces.
The Executive Vice President of Lysol’s parent company, Reckitt Benckiser in North America, Rahul Kadyan said: “In the face of the pandemic, Lysol continues to work with a wide range of scientific and health experts to educate the public on the importance of hygiene.”
Of course, it really doesn’t matter what disinfecting product you are using, you would want to ensure that you are using it properly. In addition, it is always a good idea to protect yourself until they know for certain that it is effective. Be cautious about mixing products with each other because that could create a potentially hazardous or deadly chemical reaction.SKM: below-content placeholder