CDC SAYS THESE CLEANERS KILL CORONAVIRUS

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 EPAregistered 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 Commercial Solutions

• Clorox Disinfecting Spray

• Clorox Multi-Surface Cleaner + Bleach

• Klercide 70/30

• Lonza Formulation

• 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

The American Chemistry Council’s Center for Biocide Chemistries posted a list of disinfectants referred to as “fighting products” at Americanchemistry. com, which the website said were preapproved by the EPA and “for use against emerging enveloped viral pathogens and can be used during the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.” The website said it was providing the information as a “public service,” but notes the list is “not exhaustive” but can be used to “identify products suitable for use against COVID-19.”