Coronavirus checklist: 100-plus disinfectants that may kill coronavirus on surfaces

If you take a moment to look at a bottle of Lysol, Purell or Clorox, you’ll see a claim that the contents can kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses.

If you look further on the bottle you may see a list of viruses the product is effective against. In that list, you will see the words “human coronavirus.”

The advertising is leading many to wonder if these common grocery store aisle products can help protect you amid the quickly spreading and deadly novel coronavirus. The answer is maybe. Or, at least they can’t hurt.

While the coronavirus is not new -- it was discovered in the 1960s -- the virus that is affecting thousands today is a new version of the virus. Disinfectant products that have been determined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to be effective against coronavirus in the past are thought to be effective for this version of the virus.

While EPA officials believe these disinfectants will be effective against the novel coronavirus, tests have yet to be completed that confirmed the disinfectants are able to kill this virus.

The Center for Biocide Chemistries has created a list of more than 100 ready-to-use, dilutable and wipeable biocidal products that the EPA has approved as effective at killing viruses like the coronavirus.

According to the CBC website, the organization is maintaining this list of antimicrobials that have proven to be effective against stronger pathogens, such as norovirus or Ebola.

“The 2019 novel coronavirus is not your typical household cold …” said Komal K. Jain, executive director of CBC. “We know it is concerning that this virus is having widespread impact. Our members have spent decades conducting research to develop products that can be used safely and are effective in cases such as the novel coronavirus outbreak. There are antimicrobial products in the market that have been tested against hundreds of pathogens in order to facilitate rapid identification of products that EPA presumes will be effective against novel pathogens in instances such as the current outbreak.”

CBC has verified the list of products, all of which are in compliance with EPA’s “emerging viral pathogen” guidance for antimicrobial products.

Coronavirus spreads through direct contact, including person to person and person to surface to person, the CDC says. By using disinfectants on surfaces, the spread of the virus may be slowed. “Antimicrobial products on CBC’s List of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)-Fighting Products have been tested to stop the spread of pathogens from hard surfaces and have received EPA’s approval that the products are not expected to cause unreasonable adverse effects when used in accordance with their labels,” Jain said. “Public health organizations should feel confident that the products included on CBC’s list are available to help protect the public from the spread of the novel coronavirus.”

Here is the list:

  1. 128 Disinfectant
  2. 128 E-Fecticide
  3. 14 plus antibacterial all-purpose cleaner
  4. 20 neutral disinfectant cleaner
  5. 256 Century Q
  6. 3M Disinfectant Cleaner RCT Concentrate
  7. 3M MBS Disinfectant Cleaner Concentrate
  8. 3M MBS Disinfectant Cleaner Fresh Scent Concentrate
  9. 3M Neutral Quat Disinfectant Cleaner Concentrate
  10. 3M Quat Disinfectant Cleaner Concentrate
  11. A-456 ii disinfectant cleaner
  12. ACS Tornado 1 - one-step disinfectant American Chemical Systems 6836-75-86408
  13. All Purpose Virex
  14. All Purpose Virex Diversey, Inc. 1839-83-70627
  15. Array Non-Acid Restroom Cleaner & Disinfectant
  16. Avert Sporicidal Disinfectant Cleaner
  17. Bleach disinfectant cleaner Ecolab Inc
  18. Boost 3200 CIP
  19. Boost 3200
  20. Boost surface treatment
  21. Brighton Professional Hepastat 256
  22. Buckeye Eco Neutral Disinfectant
  23. Buckeye Eco One-Step Disinfectant-Deodorizer-Cleaner
  24. Buckeye Sanicare Lemon Quat
  25. Buckeye Sanicare Mint Quat
  26. Buckeye Sanicare Pine Quat
  27. Buckeye Sanicare Quat 128
  28. Buckeye Sanicare Quat 256
  29. Buckeye Sani-Q2 B
  30. Buckeye Terminator
  31. Centraz San Sol 10
  32. Classic Whirlpool Disinfectant and Cleaner
  33. Clean Quick broad range quaternary sanitizer
  34. Clear Gear Sports Spray-On
  35. Clicksan disinfectant/sanitizer Ecolab Inc/kay chemical co. 6836-305-5389
  36. Clorox 4 In One Disinfecting Spray
  37. Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner + Bleach
  38. Clorox Commercial Solutions Clorox 4-in-One Disinfectant & Sanitizer
  39. Clorox Commercial Solutions Clorox Clean-Up Disinfectant Cleaner with Bleach
  40. Clorox Commercial Solutions Clorox Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner
  41. Clorox Commercial Solutions Clorox Disinfecting Biostain & Odor Remover
  42. Clorox Commercial Solutions Clorox Disinfecting Spray
  43. Clorox Commercial Solutions Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectant
  44. Clorox Commercial Solutions Tilex Soap Scum Remover
  45. Clorox Commercial Solutions toilet Bowl Cleaner with Bleach
  46. Clorox Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner
  47. Clorox Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Cleaner Spray
  48. Clorox Healthcare Fuzion cleaner
  49. Clorox Healthcare Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectant
  50. Clorox Multi-Surface Cleaner + Bleach
  51. Clorox Pet Solutions Advanced Formula Disinfecting Stain & Odor Remover
  52. Clorox Scentiva Bathroom Disinfectant Foamer
  53. Clorox Scentiva Bathroom Disinfecting Foam Cleaner
  54. Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner Clinging Bleach Gel
  55. Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner with Bleach
  56. Cloroxpro Clorox Total 360 Disinfecting Cleaner
  57. Coastwide Professional Hepastat 256
  58. Confidence Plus 2
  59. Cosa Oxonia Active
  60. Don-O-Mite
  61. Extra Spearmint Germicidal Detergent and Deodorant
  62. Food contact Quat sanitizer
  63. Foster First Defense
  64. G-5 Sanitizer
  65. GASCO Quaternary Sanitizer
  66. Germ-A-Cide 64
  67. Germicidal Cleaner and Disinfectant Gordon Food Service
  68. Kay surface sanitizer
  69. Kayquat II
  70. Klercide 70/30
  71. Lemon Cleaner U S Chemical
  72. Lemon Disinfectant American Chemical Systems
  73. Lysol bleach mold and mildew remover
  74. Lysol bleach multi-purpose cleaner
  75. Lysol cling & fresh toilet bowl cleaner
  76. Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist
  77. Lysol disinfectant spray
  78. Lysol lime & rust toilet bowl cleaner
  79. Lysol power plus toilet bowl cleaner
  80. Lysol power toilet bowl cleaner
  81. MAPS- 1 RTU
  82. Medline Micro-Kill NQ5
  83. Microban 24
  84. Microban 24 hour Bathroom Cleaner
  85. Microban 24 Hour Multi-Purpose Cleaner
  86. Mixmate Germicidal Cleaner
  87. Mixmate Microtech Non-Acid Restroom Cleaner & Disinfectant
  88. Mixmate Non-Acid Restroom Cleaner & Disinfectant
  89. Multi-purpose neutral ph germicidal detergent
  90. Multi-quat Mega-1 Intercon
  91. Neutral disinfectant cleaner Ecolab Inc
  92. Neutral Disinfectant Cleaner Gordon Food Service
  93. Oasis 499 HBV disinfectant
  94. One-Step Disinfectant Cleaner
  95. OPI Spa Complete
  96. OXIVIR
  97. OXIVIR 1
  98. OXIVIR Tb
  99. Oxonia Active
  100. Oxycide daily disinfectant cleaner
  101. Oxy-team disinfectant cleaner
  102. Performex
  103. Peroxide disinfectant and glass cleaner RTU Ecolab Inc
  104. Peroxide multi-surface cleaner and disinfectant
  105. Pine Cleaner Disinfectant
  106. Professional Lysol disinfectant spray
  107. Purell Food Processing Surface Sanitizer
  108. Purell Foodservice Surface Sanitizer
  109. Purell Healthcare Surface Disinfectant
  110. Purell Multi-Surface Disinfectant
  111. Purell Professional Surface Disinfectant
  112. Q.T. 3
  113. Q.T. Plus
  114. Quaternary disinfectant cleaner
  115. RTU Disinfectant Cleaner
  116. Sani quad food service sanitizer
  117. Sani-24 Germicidal Spray
  118. Sanicare TBX
  119. Sanifect Plus 1
  120. Sanifect Plus 2 Fresh N Clean
  121. Sani-Hypercide Germicidal Spray
  122. Sani-Hypercide Germicidal Spray
  123. Sani-Prime Germicidal Spray
  124. Sani-Spritz Spray Nyco Products Company
  125. Sanitizer/commercial sanitizer Ecolab Inc
  126. SC-RTU Disinfectant cleaner
  127. Simple Green D Pro 5
  128. Stepan Spray Disinfectant Concentrate
  129. Super San food service sanitizer
  130. Tb disinfectant cleaner ready-to-use
  131. TB Quat
  132. Tec-quat 128
  133. Triple Play Ecolab Inc
  134. United 255 Disinfect Plus
  135. Virasept
  136. Virex
  137. VIREX™ II / 256
  138. Wide Range II Non-Acid Disinfectant Washroom Cleaner Concentrate
  139. X-Ray Apron Cleaner Disinfectant Bioxco LLC / Mediredi
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