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EPA Approved Disinfectant to Use Against COVID-19



Covid-19 has completely changed how we live over the course of just six months. As essential businesses continue to operate, the importance of ensuring a clean and safe environment has never been more paramount.


The EPA issued a list of approved Covid-19 disinfectants, and that list has grown to over 400 approved disinfectants. These compounds have been proven to eliminate the pathogens which cause Covid-19. The list can be a bit hard to filter through, if you’re unfamiliar with the technical names for these solutions.


In the interest of not diluting this information, we’ll simply list the most commonly available Covid disinfectants approved by the EPA for use in residential, commercial, and healthcare applications.


Covid-19 Disinfectants

Contact time: 30 seconds

Active ingredient: Quaternary ammonium

Delivery method: Wipe

Contact time: 30 seconds

Active ingredient: Sodium Hypochlorite

Food contact surfaces will require a post rinse

Delivery method: Ready-to-use Spray

Contact time: 10 minutes

Active ingredient: Hydrogen Peroxide, Peracetic acid

Food contact surfaces will require a post rinse

Delivery method: Dilutable concentrate

Contact time: 5 minutes

Active ingredient: Quaternary ammonium

For laundry only

Delivery method: Concentrate

Contact time: 5 minutes

Active ingredient: Triethylene glycol; Quaternary ammonium

Delivery method: Pressurized spray can



What if I can’t find one of these products?


These Covid disinfectants are in high demand, and may not be available in your area. If you’re looking for a disinfectant that will protect you from Covid-19, look for one that contains one or more of a list of active ingredients shown to be effective at killing the human coronavirus.


Some of the most commonly available of these ingredients are:


  • Hydrogen peroxide

  • Citric acid

  • Quaternary ammonium

  • Peracetic acid

  • Isopropyl Alcohol (70% or greater)


Our InstaPURE sterilant uses hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid, which is why it works so well for destroying pathogens. You can learn more about it here.


Follow the Manufacturer Instructions for Use


Always be sure to read the label and follow the instructions for use of these products. Don’t ever try to use them for anything other than their intended purpose. Be safe, and read all health and safety information before using these products.


Sanitize Your Home or Workspace


If you want a clean, sterile environment, contact our mold remediation and pathogen sterilization experts at My Pure Environment. We have locations in San Francisco, the Greater Fresno area, and now in Boston, Massachusetts as well!



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