Can disinfectant products be used on people?
The products included in EPA's list of disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) are for use on surfaces, not humans. Please see this press release for more information. Read our infographic on how to use EPA-registered disinfectants.
The disease called COVID-19 is caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2. Our website has a list of products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). EPA will update this list with additional products as we review additional product data. For more information, view List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).
- Can I use common household substances to kill the novel coronavirus?
- How can members of my household use disinfectants properly to control COVID-19 if a family member is asthmatic or has other chronic respiratory disease?
- Is there anything I can do to make surfaces resistant to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)?
- I need to disinfect a public space like a store or school. What do I need to know?
- Why aren’t ozone generators, UV lights, or air purifiers on List N? Can I use these or other pesticidal devices to kill the virus that causes COVID-19?
- Can I use fogging, fumigation, or electrostatic spraying or drones to help control COVID-19?
- Can I apply a product using a method that is not specified in the directions for use?
- Do disinfectants kill newer variants of coronavirus?