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Safe Disinfection


Disinfection / April 22, 2021

Since the start of the Covid pandemic, families, business, and organizations have been scrambling to protect themselves and their communities from the spread of Covid-19.  Over the past year, numerous businesses have been formed to sell a wide variety of products and technologies claiming to be effective disinfection technologies against Covid-19 and other pathogens.

With so many products on the market, how can you have certainty that the product you have chosen is effective and safe?

Follow the guidelines established by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  The CDC has established guidelines for effective disinfection that can be found on the CDC’s website –

The CDC recommends a couple of basic things.

1) Use an EPA Registered Disinfectant that is included on EPA’s List N

2) Follow the use instructions on the label

3) Focus on high touch surfaces

4) Wear gloves when applying a disinfectant

5) Wash your hand for at least 20 seconds after using any disinfectant.

Why does the CDC recommend using EPA Registered products?  Because only EPA Registered products have the efficacy and use instructions confirmed by independent third-party testing.

When presenting a disinfectant for registration, the sponsoring company must commission third party laboratories to conduct Good Laboratory Practice Tests on the product.  All these tests are then submitted, reviewed, and confirmed by EPA.

If a disinfectant is not registered by the EPA, then there has been no independent confirmation of the claims made and the buyer is in a “caveat emptor” or buyer beware scenario.

So, to ensure safe and effective protection from Covid-19 and other pathogens, it is important to only use EPA registered products because only EPA registered products have been verified by independent, third party analysis.

SpectraKill RTU is an EPA Registered product, 90748-1, that has been confirmed effective against Covid-19 and low in toxicity.   Additional third-party analysis by the Green Cleaning Institute determined that SpectraKill RTU is also Certified Green and safe for the environment.

When choosing a disinfectant, trust the experts at EPA and only use disinfectants that are EPA Registered.