Information help for Barberton: EPA releases list of disinfectants that kill coronavirus.



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The go to products are still Chlorox Beach and Lysol. They kill everything. Peroxide also kills viruses. Other Brand Name products are listed by the EPA. Akron GOJO’s Purell Wipes makes the list. It is good to see an approved list of tested products.

Alcohol over 70% or 35 proof kills. Has anyone tested Bourbon as a prevention against CoVid19? Sorry, beer, and wine, your just not strong enough.

The CDC released a statement that says for “disinfection, diluted household bleach solutions, alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol, and most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective.”

The EPA has a program called Emerging Viral Pathogen. It uses company provided data on harder to kill virus to create the list. (A company will get sued out of existence if they lie on there data.)

The CDC cautions people to read the label of the products for the needed contact time to kill viruses. It changes with each product. DO NOT SPRAY AND WIPE. Hand washing is the same. Use the old time tune of two Happy Birthdays when washing the hands. Soap is enough to kill all bacteria and virus as there is data that suggest the physical act of washing the hands with a water flush that removes the macrobiotics.

Frequent washing of hands is the best defense against virus/bacteria disease.

Here are some of the registered disinfectants on the EPA’s list. Find the full here

  • Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
  • Clorox Commercial Solutions
  • Clorox Disinfecting Spray
  • Clorox Multi-Surface Cleaner + Bleac
  • Lysol Clean & Fresh Multi-Surface Cleaner
  • Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist
  • Lysol Heavy-Duty Cleaner Disinfectant Concentrate
  • Peak Disinfectant Wipes
  • Peroxide Multi Surface Cleaner and Disinfectant
  • Peroxide Disinfectant and Glass Cleaner
  • Purell Professional Surface Disinfectant Wipes
  • Sani-Prime Germicidal Disposable Wipe
  • Sani-Prime Germicidal Spray

Other products will be added as companies submit testing data.


  1. What about vinegar ? sometime ago gov’t made day care stop using bleach and told them to use vinegar .
    or should we go back to bleach products

    • EPA posts only products which manufacturing companys have paid to test their product on hard to kill viruses. The hard to kill is a newer term. It was for years the ability to kill HIV. It is not cheap. Vinegar, which does clean and kill, has not been tested against hard to kill virus. I would stay with the list and especially Bleach and Lysol. Beach does leave an odor and can still fade clothing. If that is a concern, then Lysol. And follow directions of how long the product needs to be left on the surface to kill.


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Mike Bodnar
Mike Bodnar
Admin of Ed: Barberton 1972. Ohio Northern University 1977 BS in Pharmacy. Retired Pharmacist. Grew up on the Northend and Crissman Park. I love Barberton and always will.

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