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EPA compiles list of disinfectants for coronavirus

By Cathy Burke From Newsmax

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday issued a five-page list of disinfectants that can be used to protect consumers from the coronavirus.

The federal agency released the chemicals and products it says are strong enough to ward off “harder-to-kill” viruses than the one responsible for coronavirus.

“Using the correct disinfectant is an important part of preventing and reducing the spread of illnesses along with other critical aspects such as hand washing,” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a statement.

The EPA says it is best to follow the instructions on the disinfectant’s label and pay attention to the how long the product should be on the surface you are cleaning.

Hand washing with soap and water is still the best way to prevent transmission of the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Some of the registered disinfectants on the list are: Clorox Multi Surface Cleaner + Bleach; Clorox Disinfecting Wipes; Clorox Commercial Solutions® Clorox® Disinfecting Spray; Lysol brand Heavy-Duty Cleaner Disinfectant Concentrate; Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist; Lysol brand Clean & Fresh Multi-Surface Cleaner; Purell Professional Surface Disinfectant Wipes; and Sani-Prime Germicidal Spray.

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