Coronavirus: Cleaning Products Approved to Combat COVID-19

Cleaning products

Do you have the right cleaning products in your home to effectively combat the coronavirus? The Doctors want to ensure you're doing everything possible and using the right products to keep your home and loved ones safe.

Read: Spring Cleaning Tips to Boost Your Home's Health!

The Environmental Protection Agency recently released a list of disinfectants that are strong enough to defeat "harder to kill" viruses such as SARS-CoV-2. This 5-page list includes many common cleaning products you can find in a local store or online, which include:

Clorox Multi-Surface Cleaner + Bleach

Clorox Disinfecting Wipes

Clorox Commercial Solutions Clorox Disinfecting Spray

Lysol Heavy-Duty Cleaner Disinfectant Concentrate

Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist

Lysol Clean & Fresh Multi-Surface Cleaner

Purell Professional Surface Disinfectant Wipes

Clorox Scentiva Multi-Surface Cleaner

Read: Targeted Cleaning Tips to Combat Viruses

The EPA also recommends these 6 steps for the safe and effective use of disinfectants:

  1. Ensure your cleaning product is EPA-approved
  2. Familiarize yourself with the product's directions, checking “use sites” and “surface types” to determine where you can use the product, also read the “precautionary statements”
  3. Pre-clean the surface, removing any existing dirt
  4. Follow the contact time, which can be found in the cleaner's directions
  5. Wear gloves while cleaning and wash your hands after
  6. Lock up cleaning products after using to ensure children do not gain access

Read: Coronavirus: Safety Tips to Follow as States Reopen

Get more resources, tips, advice, and news on coronavirus/COVID-19 from The Doctors and stay informed on the latest information on the coronavirus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization and learn about prevention methods and what to do if you are infected.

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