Two Lysol products — Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist — have been approved for use onhard, nonporous surfaces by the Environmental Protection Agency to help combat the novel coronavirus.
The products’ assessments — which indicate a greater than 99.9% efficacy against the virus — are appear as a peer-reviewed study published in May in the American Journal of Infection Control.
“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),” said Reckitt Benckiser Group in a statement. “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.”
While there are already over 400 products the EPA lists as effective against emerging viral pathogens and human coronavirus, the Lysol products are the first to be tested directly against SARS-CoV-2.