Interim Recommendations for Disinfectants for Use Against SARS Coronavirus

General Recommendations for Routine Cleaning and Disinfection


  • Following is list of approved Distinctives as of 4/12/2020 sorted by the manufacturers

  • There are hundreds of products between the two lists, and wading through the details and chemical names is not for the faint of heart.

  • Disinfection Squad safety engineers have spent many hours researching these approved list to find following active ingredients, which are safer and lower in toxicity compared to others. The list is as follow:

    • Hydrogen peroxide

    • Ethyl alcohol (ethanol)

    • Hypochlorous acid

    • Citric acid

    • L-lactic acid

    • Caprylic acid (octanoic acid)

    • Thymol

  • Disinfection Squad safety engineers also have researched and tested the best way to deliver that above selected chemicals to have maximum virus and bacterial killing effect but at the same time have no health impact on clients, Technician and environment in general . Some are even safe to be applied to food and vegetables but having the maximum effect of the viruses and bacterias.

  • Community members can practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks, and electronics (see below for special electronics cleaning and disinfection instructions)) with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants.

  • that are appropriate for the surface, following label instructions. Labels contain instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product including precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.

  • For electronics follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products. Consider use of wipeable covers for electronics. If no manufacturer guidance is available, consider the use of alcohol-based wipes or spray containing at least 70% alcohol to disinfect touch screens. Dry surfaces thoroughly to avoid pooling of liquids.

  • General Recommendations for Cleaning and Disinfection of Households with People Isolated in Home Care.

web version 4-12-2020 - list of List N Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 Pesticide Registration US EPA