These 2 EPA-Approved Lysol Disinfectants Protect Against COVID-19
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has officially approved two Lysol disinfectant sprays to protect against COVID-19: Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist. The disinfectants are the first the EPA has confirmed to be effective against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on surfaces, according to a press release. In order to determine the effectiveness of the sprays, the EPA conducted studies that showed the disinfectants kill the SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — after the virus is exposed to the sprays for at least two minutes.
The Lysol Disinfectant Spray was also analyzed in a peer-reviewed study commissioned by Lysol's manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser, which found that the spray was more than 99.9 percent effective against the virus. "Hygiene is both the foundation of health and essential in preventing the spread of illness causing germs," said Rahul Kadyan, a representative for Reckitt Benckiser. "The EPA's approval recognizes that using Lysol Disinfectant Spray can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on hard, non-porous surfaces."
Lysol is currently testing a number of other products for their effectiveness in killing the virus. In the meantime, the brand has put up a page on its website to allow customers to search products by their EPA registration numbers — found on the product labels — to determine the effectiveness and exposure time necessary to kill the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Many sanitizer and disinfectant products have been out of stock in stores and online since March, making it difficult to come across Lysol products. But if you are planning to restock on cleaning sprays soon, keep reading to take a look at all of the EPA-approved Lysol products to keep an eye out for ahead.