What Disinfectants to Use for Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, Covid-19)?

Pure Pine Odor 10 Disinfectant

***UPDATE EPA APPROVES TACTICAL STRIKE DISINFECTANT COVID-19 KILL CLAIMS ON LABEL***

We’re getting a ton of questions about this right now, so I’m going to keep this post short and to the point.

There are currently no disinfectants that are allowed to legally make kill claims against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19, because it is so new, none of them have undergone the required testing to be EPA approved for that use.

That being said – the EPA has a list up of many disinfectants and their active ingredients that it recommends for us against coronavirus.

Some of the products we carry at Worldwide Janitor, like Lysol Clean & Fresh, are actually named on this list. While others, like Pine 10, Lemon 10 and more, use Quaternary Ammonium bases as their active ingredient, which is a common active ingredient listed on many of the EPA’s recommended products. In fact, many disinfectants use some form of Quaternary ammonium that has been shown to kill similar viruses in the past (like HIV, SARS, FLU, etc). The EPA list is a good reference though because it lists those specifically that make kill claims against past Coronaviruses.

So while we can’t answer this question perfectly, we can guide you in the direction to follow some suggestions that the EPA recommends.

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