On July 6, the EPA approved the first surface disinfectant products specifically tested on COVID-19. Two products -- Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist – were found to be effective against SARS-CoV-2. Other products are now being tested and additional pronouncements are expected in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, all the products listed on the EPA’s “List N” meet the criteria for effectiveness against COVID-19 because of effectiveness against other coronaviruses, even if they haven’t yet been specifically tested on this virus.
In order to be as effective as designed and affirmed in testing, users must carefully follow the products’ label indications regarding dwell time and other requirements.
For more information, see The Freedonia Group’s COVID-19 impact reports on Surface Disinfectant Wipes and Global Industrial & Institutional Disinfectants & Sanitizers. Freedonia Custom Research is also available for questions requiring tailored market intelligence.