The EPA says Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist can “safely and effectively kill” the virus on surfaces based on laboratory testing. The EPA had previously listed more than 400 products that were effective against “harder-to-kill” viruses than SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus’ official name, but this is the first time the agency has tested a product specifically against it. They plan to approve additional products in the coming weeks.
The EPA, however, also urged the public to read label directions for safe and effective use of disinfectant products, wear gloves and follow the contact time, which is the amount of time a surface needs to be wet to kill a virus. They also would like you to not inject the product “under the skin,” as has been suggested by some. Still waiting on word on the effectiveness of blue lights.