Did you know disinfectants are considered pesticides? They target viruses and other germs like the COVID-19 virus. But not all disinfectants are the same. The following fact sheets, infographics, and web pages focus on disinfectant safety and correct use for controlling the COVID-19 virus on surfaces. For a list of disinfectant products, visit EPA's page List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2.
Sterilizers, disinfectants, and sanitizers help protect people from disease, but they're not all the same. Learn about important differences and how to select the right one.
Antimicrobials for Pathogens
Blood and other body fluids have the potential to carry germs that can pose a public health threat. Learn more about antimicrobials for specific germs.
Daycare & School Poison Safety
Children are especially sensitive to cleaning chemicals like antimicrobials. Learn more about precautions and proper use around kids.
Reducing Disinfectant Exposures in the Workplace
This in-depth video focuses on understanding the risks related to disinfectant use, and provides steps for how to protect yourself when applying disinfecting wipes and sprays. (length: 22:40)
If you have questions about this, or any pesticide-related topic, please call NPIC at 800-858-7378 (8:00am - 12:00pm PST), or email at email@example.com.
Last updated July 20, 2022