The Clorox Company cited consistent cleaning of hard surfaces as a way to slow the spread of the coronavirus. “To disinfect against SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, apply the Pine-Sol® Original Multi-Surface Cleaner full-strength with a clean sponge or cloth on hard, nonporous surfaces," the company’s press release states. "Wet surface, let stand 10 minutes, and then rinse. For heavily soiled surfaces, precleaning to remove excess dirt first is required.”
Pine-Sol’s original cleaner is the latest Clorox product to be approved by the EPA as an effective disinfectant for use against the coronavirus. The company is the world’s largest manufacture of disinfectant cleaning materials and has 36 other products on the EPA’s list, including Clorox bleach and disinfecting wipes.