EPA Approves Two Disinfectants Tested Directly Against SARS-CoV-2
In early July, EPA approved label claims for two surface disinfectants’ effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 based on laboratory testing conducted directly against the virus. According to the agency, Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist were the first products for which EPA had reviewed testing data and approved label claims against SARS-CoV-2. Both products were already included on List N, EPA’s list of products that meet the agency’s criteria for use against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.  EPA previously issued guidance regarding the process for making claims of effectiveness against emerging viral pathogens because novel viruses are typically not immediately available for laboratory testing. The guidance allows product manufacturers to provide EPA with data that shows their products are effective against viruses that are harder to kill than SARS-CoV-2.  All products on List N meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2. View the list on EPA's website.