Feds List Approved Cleaning Products To Fight Coronavirus Germs
While saying the risk of exposure to the coronavirus is still small, the government's Environmental Protection Agency has released a list of products that can be used to clean and disinfect while the virus is a risk to the general public. Most can easily found at a store near you.
Probably to two most well-known names on the list are Clorox and Lysol. (The entire list is available here.) The EPA says "one of the proactive steps everyone can take to prevent any respiratory illness this time of year is to clean and sanitize your environment often," according to an ABC News report.
An EPA spokesperson said the companies had to demonstrate their products are effective against viruses that are even "harder-to-kill" than the novel coronavirus. They also noted that any products without an EPA registration number haven't been reviewed by the agency. - ABC News
The ABC News story also notes the EPA does not review other household products, such as vinegar, or whether they're effective against viruses and bacteria.