While there are a number of labs and scientists out there looking to find a “cure” for the coronavirus that has literally spread to over 100,000 people as of this week, there are some items in your home that can fight off the virus. You probably have them right in your kitchen cabinet.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that for “disinfection, diluted household bleach solutions, alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol, and most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective in killing off the disease.”
The CDC also mentioned another list with EPA-approved “emerging viral pathogens claims” from the American Chemistry Council Center for Biocide Chemistries.
Many of the same products from the EPA list also are on the list.
According to the EPA, products on the list have “qualified for use against COVID-19” through the agency’s Emerging Viral Pathogen program where manufacturers provide the EPA with data that “shows their products are effective against harder-to-kill viruses.”
The EPA says consumers should follow the directions and pay “close attention to the contact time for the product on the treated surface.”
The agency notes there may be additional disinfectants that meet the criteria that could be added to the list.
But here are some of the registered disinfectants on the EPA’s list.
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
Find the full list here.
The American Chemistry Council’s Center for Biocide Chemistries posted a list of disinfectants referred to…