Does Lysol Kill the COVID-19 virus?
The CDC recommends cleaning and disinfecting surfaces daily to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. Lysol is here to help protect you and your family.
Part of preventing the spread of germs is making sure you use products that work against them. Helping to keep your family safe from COVID-19 is no different, so it is important to use cleaning products that have been approved for use on SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.
Which Lysol products kill the Coronavirus?
The following Lysol products were evaluated by an independent third party and have been tested and approved to kill the COVID-19 virus (SARS-COV-2) on hard, non-porous surfaces.
Disinfecting Sprays that kill the COVID-19 virus
Disinfecting Wipes that kill the COVID-19 virus
- Lysol® Laundry Sanitizer EPA #777-128 (in laundry pre-soak)
Can I use other Lysol products to prevent COVID-19 spread?
Lysol is currently testing its other disinfecting products. Until we are able to provide a result, the EPA has listed other Lysol disinfectants that are effective against similar human coronaviruses or that meet the EPA Viral Emerging Pathogen Policy2(List N). These Lysol products meet their criteria, and can be used against the COVID-19 virus.
Disinfectant Sprays for use against the COVID-19 virus
- Lysol®Disinfectant Spray Neutra Air 2-in-1 EPA #777-136
Multi-Purpose Cleaners for use against the COVID-19 virus
- Lysol® Multi-Purpose Cleaner with Hydrogen Peroxide EPA #777-126
- Lysol® Multi-Purpose Cleaner with Bleach EPA #777-83
- Lysol® Multi-Surface Cleaner Pourable EPA #777-89
- Professional Lysol® Heavy Duty Bathroom Cleaner EPA #675-54
- Lysol® SMART Multi-Purpose Cleaner EPA #1839-166-777
- Lysol® IC Quaternary Disinfectant Cleaner EPA #47371-129-675
Bathroom Cleaners for use against the COVID-19 virus
Although disinfecting is one way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, in order to keep yourself and your family safe the CDC also recommends other behaviors such as washing your hands, wearing a facemask and avoiding close contact with people outside your home1.
Improper use of Disinfectants
Due to recent speculation and social media activity, RB (the makers of Lysol and Dettol) has been asked whether internal administration of disinfectants may be appropriate for investigation or use as a treatment for coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
As a global leader in health and hygiene products, we must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body (through injection, ingestion, or any other route). As with all products, our disinfectant and hygiene products should only be used as intended and in line with usage guidelines. Please read the label and safety information.
We have a responsibility in providing consumers with access to accurate, up-to-date information as advised by leading public health experts. For this and other myth-busting facts, please visit Covid-19facts.com.
Please Note: Although we do the best we can to keep our information up to date, please consult the CDC and the EPA for the latest information.
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