Where to Buy Lysol Disinfectant Spray Approved by EPA to Kill Coronavirus

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist to be effective against the coronavirus. The Lysol products have now been authorized by the EPA to claim that they can kill SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

"EPA is committed to identifying new tools and providing accurate and up-to-date information to help the American public protect themselves and their families from the novel coronavirus," said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler in a statement.

"EPA's review of products tested against this virus marks an important milestone in President Trump's all of government approach to fighting the spread of COVID-19."

The Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist are the first products to be approved by EPA and added to List N, which is the list of products found to be effective against the novel coronavirus in a laboratory setting.

According to Lysol, the disinfectant spray kills 99.9 percent of fungi, viruses, and bacteria, kills cold and flu viruses, disinfects hundreds of surfaces in your home, sanitizes soft surfaces, prevents mold and mildew from growing for up to a week, and eliminates odors at the source.

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An athlete cleans the equipment with disinfectant after a CrossFit class at CrossFit Hiesfeld on March 15, 2020, in Dinslaken, Germany. The EPA has approved two Lysol products for their use against the coronavirus. Lars Baron/Getty

Where to buy Lysol Disinfectant Spray?

  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Kmart
  • Sears
  • Walgreens
  • Dollar General

Target

Target is selling the Lysol Disinfectant Spray 19 fl oz bottle in both Crisp Linen and Early Morning Breeze for $5.99 each. The Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist can also be found at Target— the Lavender Fields 15 fl oz bottle is selling for $5.79.

Walmart

Many Lysol products are currently sold out at Walmart online, but the Professional Lysol Disinfectant Spray, Original Scent, 19 fl oz, and Lysol Disinfectant Spray, Brand New Day, Green Apple and Aloe, 19 fl oz are available instore at Walmart.

Kmart

Kmart sells the Lysol Disinfectant Spray in Spring Waterfall and Crisp Linen 12.5 fl oz for $5.99, and the Lysol Disinfectant Spray in Lemon Breeze and Early Morning Breeze 19 fl oz for $7.79.

Sears

Sears is selling the Lysol Disinfectant Spray in various scents with prices ranging from $4.49 to $5.29.

Walgreens

While it has sold out online, Walgreens has Lysol Disinfectant Spray in stock instore, with various scents available instore, with prices ranging from $6.99 to $8.99.

Dollar General

Dollar General is selling Lysol Disinfectant Spray instore, including Lemon Breeze and Crisp Linen, with prices ranging from $4.85 to $5.85.

CDC Advice for Using Disinfectant

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends using an EPA approved disinfectant and has issued advice for using disinfectant spray safely and effectively:

  • Wear skin protection and consider eye protection for potential splash hazards
  • Ensure adequate ventilation
  • Use no more than the amount recommended on the label
  • Use water at room temperature for dilution (unless stated otherwise on the label)
  • Avoid mixing chemical products
  • Label diluted cleaning solutions
  • Store and use chemicals out of the reach of children and pets
  • You should never eat, drink, breathe, or inject these products into your body or apply directly to your skin as they can cause serious harm.
  • Do not wipe or bathe pets with these products or any other products that are not approved for animal use.

The EPA said in a statement: "All products on EPA's List N meet the agency's criteria for effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2. When using an EPA-registered disinfectant, follow the label directions for safe, effective use.

"Make sure to follow the contact time, which is the amount of time the surface should be visibly wet."

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