American Chemistry Council Issues List of Coronavirus-Fighting ProductsMarch 4, 2020
The American Chemistry Council’s Center for Biocide Chemistries (CBC) has issued a listing of products approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as effective at eliminating viruses like COVID-19.
The CBC’s list, available as a free download, contains more than 100 ready-to-use, dilutable, and wipeable biocidal products. Listing is voluntary and compliance with EPA’s “emerging viral pathogen” guidance for antimicrobial products is verified by CBC. The council also announced plans to work with federal and state officials to provide easy access to the list.
“The 2019 novel coronavirus is not your typical household cold, and members of the CBC are here to help,” said Komal K. Jain, CBC executive director. “We know it is concerning that this virus is having widespread impact. Our members have spent decades conducting research to develop products that can be used safely and are effective in cases such as the novel coronavirus outbreak. There are antimicrobial products in the market that have been tested against hundreds of pathogens in order to facilitate rapid identification of products that EPA presumes will be effective against novel pathogens in instances such as the current outbreak.”