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The 350+ cleaning products that can fight coronavirus
Including some that you may not have thought of.
If you’ve been worried about sanitizing your home properly, you can breathe a little easier: the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a list of over 350 disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Of these, 140 meet the EPA’s criteria for use in the human coronavirus, while the rest work against “a harder-to-kill virus”, and the EPA expects them to be similarly effective.
Note that the list of products is for use on surfaces, not humans, and people need to follow the instructions for safe use, including the contact time required on a surface for the product to work. Not all products are recommended for residential use.
The good news is that many products on the list are household names, including a number of Lysol, Clorox and Purell cleaning go-tos – but it also includes some less familiar ones such as Barbicide, which is traditionally used by hairdressers to sanitize tools in between customers. There is also a long list of lesser-known products — when in doubt, check against the EPA registration number on the site.
It’s also important to note that cleaning your surfaces alone may not be enough, as the virus also spreads person to person. The best way to avoid getting ill is to avoid exposure, clean your hands often, and cover your mouth and nose with a face mask when around others, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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