Approved And Recalled Products That Fight Coronavirus

July 8, 2020
CORONAVIRUS

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just approved two Lysol products that can kill the coronavirus on surfaces. Both Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist were shown to be effective in actually killing the virus through lab testing. Although the agency has identified hundreds of products that meet its criteria for effectiveness against the virus, the two Lysol products are the first to be reviewed and approved by the EPA against SARS-CoV-2. For a product to legally claim that it can fight off a specific pathogen, the EPA must authorize that claim. The EPA says it expects to approve more product claims in the coming weeks. And while the EPA green-lights Lysol, the FDA red-lights another batch of hand sanitizers for potentially containing methanol, also known as wood alcohol. 18,940 1-liter bottles of All Clean Hand Sanitizer, Moisturizer and Disinfectant, produced by ITECH 361, have been recalled. While ethanol is the key ingredient that kills viruses and other germs in hand sanitizers, exposure to methanol through your skin, in extreme cases, can cause nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system, or death. You can return your recalled hand sanitizer to the point of purchase for a full refund.  

SOURCE: Fast Company

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