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Disinfectants effective against Novel Corona Virus SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19

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The Novel Human Corona Virus that originated in Wuhan China now called SARS-CoV-2 the cause of COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic.  This global health concern appears to be escalating as new information is coming out on a daily basis.

This blog post is specific to disinfectants that are expected to be effective against the SARS-Cov-2 virus, the cause of COVID-19 in accordance with the EPA Emerging Pathogen Policy.

What is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Emerging Pathogen Policy

Sometimes pathogens not previously known to impact human health are identified.  Examples include the EBOLA virus, SARS, H1N1, and others.

When a new pathogen emerges and is identified, there will not be any disinfectants that have been tested for efficacy against the newly identified pathogen.  To provide guidance on which disinfectants are likely to be effective, the EPA will issue policy guidance on the use of disinfectants that are known to be effective on more difficult to kill pathogens.  The reasoning is that if a disinfectant is proven effective on more difficult to kill pathogens, it would be effective on the emerging pathogen of concern.

What is the Criteria for disinfectants to be effective against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19

Disinfectants that comply with the EPA Emerging Pathogen Policy must have specific efficacy claims depending on whether the emerging virus is one of the following 1) an enveloped virus 2)a large non-enveloped virus 3) a small non-enveloped virus.

A non-enveloped virus can survive in more hostile environments (including surviving some disinfectants) and is heat resistant, so it is inherently more difficult to kill than enveloped viruses.  Examples of non-enveloped viruses include Norovirus, Rotavirus, and Adenovirus.

Human Corona Viruses including the COVID-19 virus is known to be an enveloped virus.  The EPA Emerging Pathogen Policy requires the following for an enveloped emerging viral pathogen such as SARS-CoV-2:

“A product should be approved by EPA to inactivate at least one large or one small non-enveloped virus to be eligible for use against an enveloped emerging viral pathogen. ”

Which Multi-Clean Disinfectants are Effective on SARS-CoV-2 Virus, the cause of COVID-19

The list of disinfectant products below meets the EPA Emerging Pathogen Policy.  Each disinfectant is listed by name, it’s corresponding EPA registration number, and the non-enveloped virus(es) that it is effective on:

Multi-Clean 256 Century Q Disinfectant Cleaner (EPA registration #47371-129-5449) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (SAR-CoV-2) on hard, non-porous surfaces.
Therefore, Multi-Clean 256 Century Q Disinfectant Cleaner can be used against the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (SAR-CoV-2) when used in accordance with directions for use against Adenovirus type 4 on hard, non-porous surfaces.  256 Century Q Tech Bulletin, includes COVID-19 statement.

Multi-Clean One Shot 256 Century Q Disinfectant Cleaner (EPA registration #47371-129-5449) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) on hard, non-porous surfaces.
Therefore, Multi-Clean 256 Century Q Disinfectant Cleaner can be used against the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) when used in accordance with directions for use against Adenovirus type 4 on hard, non-porous surfaces. 256 Century Q Tech Bulletin, includes COVID-19 statement.

Multi-Clean 128 E-Fecticide Disinfectant Cleaner (EPA Registration #6836-365-5449) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on hard, non-porous surfaces.
Therefore, Multi-Clean128 E-Fecticide Disinfectant Cleaner can be used against the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) when used in accordance with directions for use against Norovirus (or Rotavirus) on hard, non-porous surfaces.  128 E-Fecticide Tech Bulletin, includes COVID-19 statement

Multi-Clean 64 Millennium Q Disinfectant Cleanerr (EPA registration #1839-95-5449) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) on hard, non-porous surfaces.
Therefore, Multi-Clean 64 Millennium Q Disinfectant Cleaner can be used against the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) when used in accordance with directions for use against Norovirus on hard, non-porous surfaces.  64 Millennium Q Tech Bulletin, includes COVID-19 Statement.

Multi-Clean Microcide TB Disinfectant Cleaner (EPA registration #1839-83-5449) has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) on hard, non-porous surfaces.
Therefore, Multi-Clean Microcide TB Disinfectant Cleaner can be used against the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCOV) when used in accordance with directions for use against Norovirus on hard, non-porous surfaces.

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Multi-Clean VIRAL DISINFECTION KIT:  A simple kit to make Virucidal disinfecting solutions for inactivating SARS-CoV-2 the cause of COVID-19 and other viruses using Multi-Clean Century Q disinfectant cleaner.  More info

For more information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), refer to the CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

The World Health Organization (WHO) also has information on the COVID-19. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

 

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  1. Greg Buzard Reply

    This is a well written and correct information that needs to be added to the CDC and WHO web sites to help decision makers understand the disinfection/prevention phase of fighting Wuhan. -UB

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