There is a website (and download) from the American Chemistry Council that lists products that have been pre-approved by the EPA. It says in part, “The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Center for Biocide Chemistries (CBC) has compiled a list of products that have been pre-approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use against emerging enveloped viral pathogens and can be used during the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This product list is not exhaustive but can be used by business owners, health professionals, and the public to identify products suitable for use during the COVID-19.”

Expect more products to be added to the list in the near future. A good example of ones that weren’t on the first list, but certainly are now (List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2), are the thyme-based products that are virucidal against HIV and Influenza A including the Pandemic 2009 H1N1 on hard, non- porous, inanimate surfaces.

The contents valet have been watching this list with the anticipation that solutions they have known and trusted for years will soon appear there. Until then, they will use only EPA approved disinfectants and sanitizers on those assignments that require them.