The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) released the following statement today, attributed to Steve Caldeira, President & CEO, after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that two surface disinfectants have been tested and proven effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

“Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, HCPA has been providing input to the EPA on List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2. The products on this list are registered with the EPA and meet certain criteria, including demonstrating efficacy against a harder-to-kill virus. There are currently more than 400 products on List N, the majority of which are manufactured by HCPA member companies.

Now, after laboratory testing, there are two products approved specifically for use against SARS-CoV-2: Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist. This is a critical step in fighting the spread of COVID-19, and we applaud the EPA for their dedication and commitment to providing the American public with the resources they need to navigate this public health crisis.

We’re also proud of RB, an HCPA board member company, which manufactures Lysol products. We appreciate their passionate work – as well as the meaningful efforts of all our members – on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19, and congratulate them for their commitment to innovation, excellence, and in helping to keep consumers and workers safe and healthy.”


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