On Monday, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) declared that it has authorized the first 2 surface disinfectant products, both provided by Lysol, against COVID-19.
The products include Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist and Lysol Disinfectants Spray. EPA’s statement says that both products were authorized by the agency based on laboratory testing that displayed products that were very effective against the novel Coronavirus.
Andrew Wheeler, the EPA’s Administrator, said that EPA is committed to recognizing new tools and offering precise and updated information to help the United States natives secure themselves and their families form the COVID-19. Moreover, he added that EPA’s review about these products tested against Coronavirus marks a significant milestone in the President’s all of the government’s approach to avoiding the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
People may carry COVID-19 after touching contaminated surfaces
The research comes from the NIH (National Institutes of Health), UCLA, CDC, and Princeton University researchers back in March recognized the Coronavirus can remain infectious on various surfaces for days. Furthermore, the research in the New England Journal of Medicine even proposed that people may carry the Coronavirus after contacting with dirty objects.
While the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) has gone back on the same terminology used with respect to the transmission of the pandemic virus from contaminated surfaces, the website of the agency now writes: it could be possible that someone can get Coronavirus by touching or contacting with any object or surface that already has Coronavirus on it and then touching his own nose, mouth, or his eyes.
The CDC continued that we can’t say that this is the main way the Coronavirus spreads, but they are still acknowledging more about this Coronavirus blowout.
Before these products could legally claim they destroy pathogen such as SARS-CoV-2, they should be approved by the Environmental protection Agency based on analyzed data.
EVP NA Hygiene for Reckitt Benckiser, Rahul Kadyan, said that the EPA’s authorization identifies that using Lysol Disinfectant Spray can fight to prevent the outbreak of the Coronavirus on hard, non-porous objects or surfaces.
He previously threatened people against using disinfectants to cure the pandemic Coronavirus, after the suggestion of President Donald Trump that injecting disinfectants could help those people with the Coronavirus.
Marketing director for Lysol, Ferran Rousaud, said that Lysol is currently checking the effectiveness of other disinfectants in the brand portfolio.