Fear and uncertainty during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak have led to panic buying of toilet paper, face masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer. We want to feel as if we have some control in taking care of ourselves and our families. However, the current environment of misinformation, questionable Facebook posts, and rumors often encourages us to take action that is inappropriate at best and unsafe or harmful at worst.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency website offers a list of household and medical-grade cleaning products that can be used against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19.
The mentioned products are not endorsed by the EPA, and other disinfectants may be effective against COVID-19. Find the product list at https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2.
Be sure to research products that are safe and suitable for you and your family.