EPA releases expanded list of SARS-CoV-2 disinfectants

Washington — The Environmental Protection Agency announced March 13 that it was adding nearly 200 additional products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19.

While disinfectant products on this list have not been tested specifically against SARS-CoV-2, they are expected to be effective against the virus 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.

According to the webpage with the list of disinfectants, “Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement by EPA. There may be additional disinfectants that meet the criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2. EPA will update this list with additional products as needed.”

To see the list of approved disinfectants, visit https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2.