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Disinfectants and COVID-19

Did you know disinfectants are considered pesticides? They target germs and microbial pests like the COVID-19 virus. But not all disinfectants work for this virus. The following fact sheets, infographics, and web pages focus on disinfectant safety and correct use. For a list of disinfectant products, visit the EPA's page List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2.

Fact Sheet: Using Disinfectants to Control COVID-19
(printable PDF)

Fact Sheet: Antimicrobials
(printable PDF)

Infographic: Using Disinfectants and Wipes against COVID-19

Infographic: Disinfectants in Schools

Poster: Using Disinfectants and Wipes at Home and School

Video: Reducing Disinfectant Exposures in the Workplace

Daycare & School Poison Safety

FAQ: Disinfectant safety during the COVID-19 pandemic

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 npic@ace.orst.edu.

Last updated May 29, 2020

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