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EPA updates list of disinfectants for COVID-19


List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 | Pesticide Registration | US EPA

Note: this list, at this URL, is where the regularly updated list lives. It has been updated again and again.

— Read on www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2

Make sure you also see how these are to be used safely:

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-04/documents/disinfectants-onepager.pdf

Preview of the directions:

6 Steps for Safe & Effective Disinfectant Use

Step 1: Check that your product is EPA-approved

Find the EPA registration number on the product. Then, check to see if it is on EPA’s list of approved disinfectants at: epa.gov/listn

Step 2: Read the directions

Follow the product’s directions. Check “use sites” and “surface types” to see where you can use the product. Read the “precautionary statements.”

Step 3: Pre-clean the surface

Make sure to wash the surface with soap and water if the directions mention pre-cleaning or if the surface is visibly dirty.

Step 4: Follow the contact time

You can find the contact time in the directions. The surface should remain wet the whole time to ensure the product is effective.

Step 5: Wear gloves and wash your hands

For disposable gloves, discard them after each cleaning. For reusable gloves, dedicate a pair to disinfecting COVID-19. Wash your hands after removing the gloves.

Step 6: Lock it up

Keep lids tightly closed and store out of reach of children.

coronavirus.gov

Note: these are all serious. Child poisonings are up substantially now.

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