The US Environmental Protection Agency has approved two Lysol products as effective against the novel coronavirus when used on hard, non-porous surfaces.
Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist meet the EPA’s criteria for use against the SARS-CoV-2. Laboratory testing found that both these products kill the coronavirus two minutes after contact, the agency announced in a statement Monday.
While there are more than 420 products on the list of disinfectants that the EPA says are strong enough to ward off “harder-to-kill” viruses than the novel coronavirus, the two Lysol products are the first to have been tested directly against the virus and proved effective.
Lysol said in a statement it is currently working on testing the efficacy of other disinfectant products against Covid-19.