EPA adds nearly 200 products to disinfectant list approved for COVID-19

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Posted at 1:04 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 14:04:22-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday released an expanded list of products likely to be effective against the novel coronavirus, which is responsible for the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The new list includes nearly 200 additional products, including 40 products that went through an “expedited review process,” the EPA said in a news release.

“During this pandemic, it’s important that people can easily find the information they’re looking for when choosing and using a surface disinfectant,” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in the release. “With this expanded list, EPA is making sure Americans have greater access to as many effective and approved surface disinfectant products as possible and that they have the information at their fingertips to use them effectively.”

Disinfectant products on the list have not been tested against the novel coronavirus but are expected to be effective because they have been tested against another harder-to-kill virus or another human coronavirus, according to the EPA.

To view the full list online, click here.