Pine-Sol gains EPA approval for coronavirus-combatting disinfectant

The EPA has said that there are at least a few products that can be used as disinfectants, and how they should be used to maximize the disinfectants' effectiveness.

Lung cells infected with coronavirus (photo credit: YAAKOV NAHMIAS)
Lung cells infected with coronavirus
(photo credit: YAAKOV NAHMIAS)
Sanitary wipes have been in short supply as the coronavirus pandemic continues, as they have been proven helpful in combating the spread of the disease, ABC News reported.
Pine-Sol has one such product which has received approval from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a way to get rid of coronavirus which may remain on surfaces.
After testing from a third-party laboratory, the disinfectant was proven effective against the virus with a "10-minute contact time on hard, non-porous surfaces."
"[We hope that] the new approval will increase access to disinfectants that can help prevent the spread of COVID-19," said Chris Hyder, vice president and general manager of the cleaning division at The Clorox Company.


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