US regulatory approaches to disinfectants for coronavirus

The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Future: Virology, Epidemiology, Translational Toxicology and Therapeutics

Overview of EPA-approved disinfectants for killing SARS-CoV-2

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In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency regulates the use of disinfectants under the Federal Insectide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, commonly known as FIFRA. The EPA maintains a list of disinfectants for killing the Coronavirus. (COVID-19). In order for the EPA to register a product and add to the List N, the EPA has to review data submitted by the manufacturer or importer of the product intended to sell into the United States market. If the EPA reviews the data and finds that it meets the criteria for killing the coronavirus, it may issue a registration number and add the product to the List N. 

The following webpage is important to bookmark and check regularly to keep up to date on the EPA list of compounds: https://cfpub.epa.gov/giwiz/disinfectants/index.cfm 

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