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Can a Disinfectant Have a Residual Kill for Coronavirus?

Disinfection / October 15, 2020

Absolutely not.

In the furor to address the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, numerous new products have been introduced to fight the pandemic.  Some products are touting a residual kill of microorganisms for 24 hours or more.

However, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) current policy states:

there are no EPA-registered products with label claims that they are effective against viruses over the course of hours to months (i.e., “residual” or “long lasting” efficacy claims).”


That is because the “EPA has not evaluated the efficacy of any products claiming long-lasting efficacy against viruses.” 

So, any residual claim being made by a disinfectant does not include Coronavirus or any other virus, including Cold and Flu viruses.

Regular disinfection with a broad spectrum, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal product along with good hygiene practices are the only ways to effectively fight coronavirus and infectious disease.

Fortunately, the SpectraKill line of disinfectants, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal efficacy in a product that has been certified Green by the Green Cleaning Institute, is biodegradable, low in toxicity and corrosion, and is safe for every day use.  That’s why Schools, Police and Fire Departments, Athletic Clubs, Golf Courses, Grocery Stores, Churches, Homeowners and others use SpectraKill for their disinfection needs.