- 409 Spray
- Clorox Disinfectant Wipes
- Lysol Disinfectant Wipes
These products appear on a list compiled by the American Chemistry Council's Center for Biocide Chemistries. This list of products has been pre-approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use against emerging enveloped viral pathogens and can be used during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This product list is not exhaustive, but can be used by to identify products suitable for use during the COVID-19 outbreak.
As a reminder, you should not use bleach or bleach-based cleaners.
Homemade Cleaning Solution
The following homemade disinfecting spray has a pH level around 6.8 to 7.0 (isopropyl alcohol pH = 7.4; hydrogen peroxide pH = 4.5) and can be used to create a cleaning solution.
1. Fill a 16 oz glass spray bottle most of the way full with 70%+ isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol.
• Found in pharmaceutical section of grocery stores or drug stores. Look for bottles labeled isopropyl alcohol, also called rubbing alcohol.
2. Add 1/2 teaspoon hydrogen peroxide
• A study published in the Journal of Hospital Infection suggested that viruses could be “efficiently inactivated” with disinfectants that contain alcohol and 0.5% hydrogen peroxide.
3. Add one of the following essential oils
• Essential oils have natural disinfecting properties, eliminate stinky odors, fight mold and mildew, and are antimicrobial.
4. Put on spray top and shake to mix well.
IMPORTANT: When using a spray cleaner, be sure to spray the disinfectant cleaner onto a soft, lint-free cloth first, then wipe the frame and plastic surfaces with the dampened cloth. Do not use the spray directly onto the equipment.
Guidance for Application
If using a spray cleaner, be sure to spray it onto a soft, lint-free cloth first, then wipe the frame and plastic surfaces with the dampened cloth. Do not spray directly onto the equipment.
The screens on LCD touchscreen consoles (such as P80, P82, and P62) should only be cleaned with a diluted solution of one part 91% isopropyl alcohol to one-part water, sprayed on a dampened, lint-free cloth. Do not spray the console or screen directly. Keep excess cleaning fluids away from electronic components to prevent electrical shock or damage, and dry the surface completely.
Avoid the use of acidic cleaners (pH of 5.5 or less) or corrosive chemicals (pH of 11.5 or higher). Doing so will weaken the powder coating on frames, discolor plastic covers, and damage consoles or screens.
Please refer to the CDC website for additional cleaning recommendations in accordance for protection against coronavirus.