EPA Adds Nearly 200 Products to Expanded COVID-19 Disinfectant List
The web-based list has also been enhanced to improve its usefulness.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released an expanded list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The list contains nearly 200 additional products, including 40 new products that went through the agency’s expedited review process. The agency also reports that it made key enhancements to the web-based list to improve its usefulness.
“During this pandemic, it’s important that people can easily find the information they’re looking for when choosing and using a surface disinfectant,” said Andrew Wheeler, EPA administrator. “With this expanded list, EPA is making sure Americans have greater access to as many effective and approved surface disinfectant products as possible and that they have the information at their fingertips to use them effectively.”
While disinfectant products on this list have not been tested specifically against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19, they are expected to be effective against SARS-CoV-2 because they have been tested and proven effective on either a harder-to-kill virus or against another human coronavirus similar to SARS-CoV-2. The list has also been updated to include the product’s active ingredient and the amount of time the surface should remain wet to be effective against the given pathogen.
Information in the table is mobile friendly, sortable, searchable, and printable. To view the list of EPA-registered disinfectant products, visit www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2.