Use these disinfectants against the coronavirus, EPA says

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a list Thursday of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against the coronavirus.

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“Using the correct disinfectant is an important part of preventing and reducing the spread of illnesses along with other critical aspects such as hand washing,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler.

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“There is no higher priority for the Trump administration than protecting the health and safety of Americans. EPA is providing this important information in a public and transparent manner on disinfectant products to help reduce the spread of COVID-19,” Wheeler said.

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Products appearing on EPA’s list registered disinfectant products have qualified for use against the virus through the agency’s emerging viral pathogen program, which was developed in 2016 to provide rapid response to virus outbreaks.

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The program allows manufacturers to provide EPA with data showing their products are effective against hard-to-kill viruses. It was used for the first time for the SARS-CoV-2 on Jan. 29.