Two Lysol Products Now Proven to Kill Coronavirus, EPA Says

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While the internet is full of at-home, do-it-yourself “cures” for the novel coronavirus COVID-19, this week Lysol became the first surface disinfectant fully approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to wipe out the coronavirus.

Two versions of the common household disinfectant spray were lab tested by the agency, which found they could kill the virus on surfaces, the EPA announced. Lysol Disinfectant Spray, priced around four dollars, and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist, priced at five and a half bucks, can kill the virus in under 2 minutes, the agency found.

“The EPA’s approval recognizes that using Lysol Disinfectant Spray can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on hard, non-porous surfaces,” said Rahul Kadyan, executive vice president of hygiene for Lysol’s parent company Reckitt Benckiser in a statement.