EPA Issues Final Guidance for Antimicrobial Efficacy Claims

October 10, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released finalized guidance and test methods for registering antimicrobial products with residual efficacy against viruses and bacteria. 

In the updated guidance, the EPA made minor modifications to better represent the real-world conditions under which products with residual efficacy will be used. These revisions were based on data from EPA laboratory studies and information submitted through public comments.

The finalized test methods and guidance are available at docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2020-0529 at