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I can’t tell if the product I’m interested in is on the list or not. Can you help me?

To determine if a product is included on List N, check its EPA registration number (EPA Reg. No.). If it is, you have a match and the product can be used against SARS-CoV-2. You can find the registration number on the product label – just look for “EPA Reg. No.” followed by two or three sets of numbers. For example, if EPA Reg. No. 12345-12 is on List N, you can buy EPA Reg. No. 12345-12-2567 and know you’re getting an equivalent product. Follow the contact time provided on List N.

Please be aware that products may be marketed and sold under different brand names, but if they have the same EPA registration number, they are related products. Some products EPA calls “supplemental distributor products” have EPA registration numbers that contain three sets of numbers. If the first two sets of numbers match a registration number that is on List N, the product is the equivalent to the listed product.

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