The majority of coronavirus cases worldwide have spread through person-to-person transmission. However, the CDC says coronavrius can also be transmitted by touching infected surfaces or objects.
As a result, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is releasing a list of recommended coronavirus cleaners the public can use to help stop potential outbreaks. The coronavirus cleaning advice released by the EPA includes various household names like Lysol and Purell. The full EPA list includes over 30 cleaning products. Just keep in mind that these products are selling out rapidly online and in stores. Your best bet is to sign up for e-mail alerts when stock is replenished at your favorite online e-tailer.
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EPA-approved coronavirus cleaning products
- Clorox Multi Surface Cleaner + Bleach: (shop Clorox at Amazon)
- Lysol Clean & Fresh: (shop Lysol at Amazon)
- Purell Professional Surface Disinfectant Wipes: (shop Purell at Amazon)
- Oxivir 1 Wipes by Diversey: (shop Diversey at Amazon)
Other coronavirus cleaning advice
According to the EPA, coronaviruses are enveloped viruses, which means they are one of the easiest types of viruses to kill, as long as you're using the appropriate disinfectant. As a result, you may be wondering where to buy Clorox wipes. Fortunately, there is still stock of some of the EPA-recommended cleaners.
However, keep in mind that your chances of contracting coronavirus in the U.S. is still relatively small. In addition, the CDC says that good hygiene habits are still your best recourse. These include tips like washing your hands often with soap — for a full 20 seconds — avoiding close contact with people who are sick, and not touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.