The EPA Released a Disinfectant List Specifically for Coronavirus

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Just recently, the United States Environmental Protection Agency released a list of its registered antimicrobial products "for use against Novel Coronavirus," and we're taking notes.

"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," EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a statement. According to the press release, "coronaviruses are enveloped viruses, meaning they are one of the easiest types of viruses to kill with the appropriate disinfectant product."

You can look through the list for the product names and companies — and even the registration number. Brands like Lysol and Clorox are also listing the eligible items on their sites, including their UPC numbers, along with best practices.

Here are just a few items on the EPA list.

1. Clorox Commercial Solutions Disinfecting Wipes (pack of 75), $5.99

2. Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner with Bleach, $2.67

3. Tilex Soap Scum Remover and Disinfectant Spray, $10.89

4. Lysol All Purpose Cleaner (40 ounces), $21.99


5. Lysol All Purpose Cleaner Spray (pack of 4), $29.59

6. Lysol Power Bathroom Cleaner (pack of 3), $22.55

7. Lysol Complete Clean Toilet Bowl Cleaner with Bleach (pack of 2), $11.40


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