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EPA approves Pine-Sol as cleaning product you can use to kill coronavirus on surfaces

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Posted at 10:37 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 10:43:29-04

TAMPA, Fla. — As bottles of hand sanitizers and stacks of disinfectant wipes continue to fly off the shelves in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. government issued a stamp of approval for another household cleaning product.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gave Pine-Sol Original Multi-Surface Cleaner the approval "for kill claims against SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, on hard non-porous surfaces," according to a press release.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, those looking to use Pine-Sol is encouraged to apply the Pine-Sol multi-surface cleaner with a clean sponge or cloth on hard, nonporous surfaces. Once the surface is wet, let it stand for 10 minutes and then rinse, according to the press release.

In March, the EPA released a list of household products that kill the coronavirus. They include Clorox, Lysol and Purell.