The EPA Approved 2 Disinfecting Sprays Known to Kill Covid-19 In 2 Minutes

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ThThe world is in standstill because of one microscopic virus that has seemingly taken over the earth. COVID-19 has forced the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare the world in a global pandemic, and governments, health care systems, and economies everywhere will tell you that they cannot argue with the fact that the virus has caused irreparable damage.

While the virus ravages nations, the only thing people can really do is to try and stay calm and to endeavor to stay safe. And the mind-boggling thing is that the best way to do both is to make sure that people keep everything clean, our homes, our belongings, and especially ourselves. So when it comes to actual disinfecting supplies, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently endorsed two particular products that can actually help kill this fatal virus in just two minutes. 

The EPA released a statement on July 6 explaining that there were two Lysol Disinfectant products that can “safely and effectively kill the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, on surfaces.” These particular items are Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist. It was back in May when the CDC made a suggestion to the public about the use of EPA-registered household disinfectants that were “expected” to kill the virus. But their recently released memo shares that this first set of products have been found to be “specifically effective” at killing the SARS-CoV-2 virus.


The EPA spokesperson shared with Yahoo Life that these two particular products have already been sufficiently tested on the COVID-19 virus, sharing, “These products are distinct because of how they’ve been tested.” 

“As SARS-CoV-2 is a new virus, it has only recently become available for laboratory testing. These two products are the first for which EPA has completed its review of laboratory testing data confirming that the products are effective against SARS-CoV-2 when used according to the label directions,” the EPA representative added. 

The spokesperson for the EPA also said that to make sure that these two disinfectants are most effective, when in use, consumers should allow them to remain wet on the surface for at least two minutes before wiping them away. 

Unfortunately, both products have already sold out online but the EPA reassures the public that they will continue to test other cleaning products that can be used to combat the deadly virus. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler explained in a press release, “EPA is committed to identifying new tools and providing accurate and up-to-date information to help the American public protect themselves and their families from the novel coronavirus.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), touching surfaces isn’t actually the most dangerous way to contract COVID-19. There are more cases of people getting coronavirus from contact with the respiratory droplets of someone that’s infected when they cough, talk or sneeze. Of course this doesn’t mean that people should be careless with surfaces, but rather they should take all the precautionary measures needed when it comes to keeping their environment, their households, and their families safe from this disease. 

Click on this to see the infographic on how the EPA suggests how to use these particular products at home. 

For more information, click on the EPA statement here