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Environmental Protection Agency releases list of cleaning products that combat coronavirus

Posted at 10:28 AM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 10:28:26-05

(WTXL) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for protection against the coronavirus.

“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 of registered disinfectant products have qualified for use against the coronavirus through the agency’s Emerging Viral Pathogen program.

Some of the products include disinfectant wipes and cleaners from brands like Lysol and Clorox.

The EPA says coronaviruses are enveloped viruses, meaning they are one of the easiest types of viruses to kill with the appropriate disinfectant product.

To view the full list of EPA-registered disinfectant products, click here.