With cases of COVID-19 now confirmed in the United States, the question inevitably being asked by industry professionals is “What disinfectants can I use against this virus?”    Fortunately, regulatory and public health agencies in the US provide clear guidance on what products may be used in outbreaks of emerging pathogens.

In the US, the US Environmental Protection Agency provides emerging viral pathogen guidance on the criteria disinfectants need to meet to be considered effective against an emerging pathogen.

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