EPA adds eleven disinfectants to “List N” (Synergex, Maquat 20-M, Maquat 10, Panther Disinfectant Towelette, Virocid, CloroxPro™ Clorox Total 360® Disinfecting Cleaner1, Peraspray)
Today, the EPA added eleven disinfectants to “List N”. Ten of the disinfectants are “increased risk” disinfectants, while one is considered safer.
Eight of the disinfectants (Maquat 20-M, Maquat 10, Panther Disinfectant Towelette, Virocid, CloroxPro™ Clorox Total 360® Disinfecting Cleaner1, Bio-Spear Sanitizing Spray, Multi-quar, Wyandotte Sanifect D2) contain quaternary ammonium, an ingredient that has been linked to respiratory distress.
Two of the disinfectants (Peraspray and Synergex), contain Hydrogen peroxide and Peroxyacetic acid.
73 Disinfecting Acid Bathroom Cleaner contains Capric Acid and is the only disinfectant added that is considered safer.
All eleven disinfectants operate on hard non-porous surfaces. All eleven disinfectants have been tested against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).