OAKLAND–Pine-Sol Original Multi-Surface Cleaner got approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use against the coronavirus on hard non-porous surfaces, the company announced on Tuesday, September 8.
The third-party laboratory testing proved the cleaning product’s efficacy against SARS-Cov-2, which is the virus that causes COVID-19, with a 10-minute contact time on hard and non-porous surfaces.
“Pine-Sol® Original Multi-Surface Cleaner now offers the clean families have trusted through generations with the protection they need right now against the spread of SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19,” said Chris Hyder, vice president and general manager of the cleaning division at The Clorox Company.
Hyder added, “we hope this new Pine-Sol® kill claim will increase access to disinfectants that can help prevent the spread of COVID-19.”
EBA stated that all products on the list need to demonstrate efficacy against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, demonstrate efficacy against a pathogen that is harder to kill than SARS-CoV-2 or demonstrate efficacy against a different human coronavirus similar to SARS-CoV-2.
The full list of products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against the virus that causes COVID-19 is here.