COVID-19 Resources

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.


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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

COVID-19 to Multi-Purpose Cleaners that kill the COVID-19 virus

Laundry Sanitizer that kills the COVID-19 virus

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

Multi-Purpose Cleaners for use against the COVID-19 virus

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.


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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.


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