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How does EPA know that the products on List N work on SARS-CoV-2?

EPA expects the products on List N to kill SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) because they:

  • Demonstrate efficacy against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19);
  • Demonstrate efficacy against a virus that is harder to kill than SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19); or
  • Demonstrate efficacy against another type of human coronavirus similar to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).

EPA expects all products on List N to be effective against SARS-CoV-2 when used according to label directions.

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