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Design for the Environment Logo for Antimicrobial Pesticide Products

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How to Obtain the DfE Logo for Antimicrobial Products

To obtain the Design for the Environment (DfE) logo, pesticide registrants should follow the instructions to apply for the DfE Logo on Antimicrobial pesticide labels. In addition, if your product label will claim to protect against microorganisms that pose a threat to human health, you must provide test results demonstrating effectiveness on hard, nonporous surfaces against those pests.

The application package must include a signed certification, as specified in the instructions.

What the DfE Logo Means on Antimicrobial Product Labels

If you see the DfE logo on an EPA-authorized antimicrobial pesticide label, you can be assured that the product:

DfE Logo

EPA does not consider the logo to be an endorsement. Similar to saying a pesticide is “EPA registered” because EPA has found it meets the registration standard, the DfE logo indicates that the product has been reviewed and meets the DfE standard.

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Active Ingredients for Use in Antimicrobial Products that Qualify for the DfE Logo

Products composed of one or more of the active ingredients listed below may be considered for the DfE logo on a case by case basis. 

If you have an active ingredient that you would like to be considered for the DfE logo, please contact DfEsupport@abtassociates.com.

Note: All ingredients, active or inert ingredient, must meet the Safer Choice standard.

Active Ingredients Year Approved
Citric acid 2009
Hydrogen peroxide 2009
L-lactic acid 2009
Ethanol 2012
Isopropanol 2012
Peroxyacetic acid 2015
Sodium Bisulfate 2015

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Authorized Use of the DfE Logo 

Antimicrobial pesticides that meet the requirements for the DfE logo are only authorized to include the display the logo on the product label. No other claims, terms, words or images implying safety are allowed unless we expressly authorize them. If you see a pesticide product that appears not to comply with this authorized use, please contact  EPA’s Regional Office in your area to report potentially illegal products. Using the DfE logo on a pesticide product without having prior approval from EPA would be a violation under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and EPA may take action as part of its FIFRA enforcement program.

Additionally, unauthorized use of an EPA mark, for example placing the DfE logo on a product prior to its being qualified to display the logo, constitutes fraud and is punishable as a crime. It is the responsibility of EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) to investigate allegations of fraud relating to an Agency logo and refer cases to regional and state counsel for prosecution. EPA will bring all cases of fraud involving the logo to the OIG.

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List of Antimicrobial Products that Qualify for the DfE Logo

The following are the products that EPA has certified as qualifying to display the DfE logo on the product label. Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement by EPA.

Pesticide products are often marketed under more than one name. Use the EPA Registration Number rather than the product name to check on the approval status of a product. If the EPA Registration Number has three parts (xxx-xxx-xxx), use only the first two parts, as the last part indicates the "distributor" of the product, not the main registrant.  See more information about supplemental distribution.

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EPA Reg. No. Product Name Alternate Brand Names Active Ingredient Company DfE Logo Accept Date Label Supplemental Distributors *Distributors Brand Name
777-100 Square Lysol Brand III Kills 99.9% of Viruses & Bacterial** All Purpose Cleaner l- Lactic Acid Reckitt Benckiser 8/1/2012 PDF(14 pp, 753 K)  
777-111 Rosemary T Lysol Brand Kills 99.9% of Viruses  & Bacteria** Power & Fresh Multi-Purpose Cleaner l- Lactic Acid Reckitt Benckiser 10/20/2011 PDF (15 pp, 5.3 Mb)  
Lysol Brand Kills 99.9% of Viruses  & Bacteria** Power & Fresh Multi-Purpose Cleaner Lemon & Lime Blossom Scent
Lysol Brand Kills 99.9% of Viruses  & Bacteria** Power & Free Multi-Purpose Cleaner
Lysol Brand Kills 99.9% of Viruses  & Bacteria** Power & Free Multi-Purpose Cleaner Lemon & Lime Blossom Scent
Lysol Brand Kills 99.9% of Viruses  & Bacteria** Power & Free Multi-Purpose Cleaner with Active Fruit Acids Lemon & Lime Blossom Scent
Lysol Brand Kills 99.9% of Viruses  & Bacteria** Everyday Multi-Surface Disinfectant Lemon & Lime Blossom Scent
Lysol Brand Kills 99.9% of Viruses  & Bacteria** Everyday Multi-Surface Disinfectant
Lysol Brand Complete Clean All Purpose Cleaner Lemon & Lime Blossom
Lysol Brand All Purpose cleaner Complete Clean Lemon & Lime Blossom
Lysol Brand Everyday Sanitizer Lemon & Lime Blossom
Lysol Brand Everyday Disinfectant Lemon & Lime Blossom
777-126 Angel LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA** TAP TOP WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE MULTIPURPOSE CLEANER CITRUS SPARKLE SCENT Hydrogen Peroxide Reckitt Benckiser  11/4/2015 PDF 17 pp, 294 K)  
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA** TAP TOP MULTIPURPOSE CLEANER WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE OXYGEN SPLASH SCENT
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA** BATHROOM CLEANER WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE COOL SPRING BREEZE SCENT
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA** BATHROOM CLEANER WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA** MULTIPURPOSE CLEANER WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE OXYGEN SPLASH SCENT
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA** MULTIPURPOSE CLEANER WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE CITRUS SPARKLE ZEST SCENT
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA** MULTIPURPOSE CLEANER WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA** TAP TOP MULTIPURPOSE CLEANER WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE CITRUS SPARKLE SCENT
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA** TAP TOP MULTIPURPOSE CLEANER WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE SPRING BREEZE SCENT
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA** TAP TOP MULTIPURPOSE CLEANER WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE COOL LAVENDER SCENT
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA** WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE MULTIPURPOSE CLEANER OXYGEN SPLASH SCENT
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA** WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE BATHROOM CLEANER COOL SPRING BREEZE SCENT
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA** WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE MULTIPURPOSE CLEANER CITRUS SPARKLE ZEST SCENT
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA** TAP TOP WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE MULTIPURPOSE CLEANER OXYGEN SPLASH SCENT
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA**POWER & FREE TAPTOP MULTI-PURPOSE CLEANER WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE OXYGEN SPLASH SCENT
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA**POWER & FREE TAPTOP MULTI-PURPOSE CLEANER WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE CITRUS SPARKLE SCENT
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA**POWER & FREE COUNTERMATE BATHROOM CLEANER WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE SPRING BREEZE SCENT
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA**POWER & FREE COUNTERMATE BATHROOM CLEANER WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA**POWER & FREE COUNTERMATE MULTI-PURPOSE CLEANER WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE COOL LAVENDER SCENT
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA**POWER & FREE COUNTERMATE MULTI-PURPOSE CLEANER WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE OXYGEN SPLASH SCENT
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA**POWER & FREE COUNTERMATE MULTI-PURPOSE CLEANER WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE CITRUS SPARKLE SCENT
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA**POWER & FREE COUNTERMATE MULTI-PURPOSE CLEANER WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA**POWER & FREE COUNTERMATE MULTI-PURPOSE CLEANER WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE MOUNTAIN FIELDS SCENT
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA**POWER & FREE TAPTOP MULTI-PURPOSE CLEANER WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA**POWER & FREE BATHROOM CLEANER WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE SPRING BREEZE SCENT
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA**POWER & FREE MULTI-PURPOSE CLEANER WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE MOUNTAIN FIELDS SCENT
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA**POWER & FREE MULTI-PURPOSE CLEANER WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE COOL LAVENDER SCENT
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA**POWER & FREE MULTI-PURPOSE CLEANER WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE OXYGEN SPLASH SCENT
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA**POWER & FREEP MULTI-PURPOSE CLEANER WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE CITRUS SPARKLE SCENT
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA**POWER & FREE TAPTOP BATHROOM CLEANER WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE SPRING BREEZE SCENT
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA**POWER & FREE TAPTOP BATHROOM CLEANER WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE>
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA**POWER & FREE TAPTOP MULTI-PURPOSE CLEANER WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE MOUNTAIN FIELDS SCENT
LYSOL BRAND KILLS 99.9% OF VIRUSES & BACTERIA**POWER & FREE TAPTOP MULTI-PURPOSE CLEANER WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE COOL LAVENDER SCENT
5741-25 Consume Bowl GS Restroom Cleaner Citric Acid Spartan Chemical Company 9/20/2011 PDF(2 pp, 567 K)  
Green Solutions Restroom Cleaner
9902-2 Dishwasher Magic Glisten Dishwasher Magic Cleaner Disinfectant Citric Acid Iron Out, Inc 7/5/2012 PDF(3 pp, 145 K)  
Glisten Dishwasher Magic Machine Cleaner & Disinfectant
88472-1 B Cleaner Earth Rescue Disinfectant All Purpose Cleaner l- Lactic Acid International Consolidated Business 12/22/2011 PDF(9 pp, 3.9 Mb) 88472-1-89054 *Bright Green

Disinfecting All Purpose Cleaner *Bright Green

Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner
Earth Rescue Bathroom Cleaner
American Home Rescue Multipurpose Disinfectant
American Home Rescue Bathroom Disinfectant
Home Rescue Multipurpose Disinfectant
88472-2 Toilet Bowl Cleaner Earth Rescue Toilet Bowl Cleaner l- Lactic Acid International Consolidated Business 12/22/2011 PDF(6 pp, 2.6 Mb)  
Earth Rescue Antimicrobial Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
American Home Rescue Toilet Bowl Cleaner

American Home Rescue Antimicrobial Toilet Cleaner

Home Rescue Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Home Rescue Antimicrobial Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Family Rescue Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Family Rescue Antimicrobial Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Family Home Rescue Toilet Bowl Cleaner
34810-35 Clean-Cide   Citric Acid Wexford Labs 6/27/2013 PDF(7 pp, 364 K)

34810-35-51003 *Birex Citrus

34810-35-90439 *Sterisept-TB

34810-35-10779           HOM

34810-35-11623           Citrix

34810-35-71670           Contec Citric Acid Disinfectant

34810-35-90011           Vapor Fresh Disinfecting Spray

34810-35-92159           Disinfecting Multipurpose Cleaner

34810-35-92159           Boulderclean Disinfecting Multipurpose Cleaner

34810-37 Wexford Disinfectant Wipes   Citric Acid Wexford Labs 6/27/2013 PDF(xx pp, yy K)

34810-37-90439

*Sterisept-TB Envirochoice Wipes

34810-37-51003           Birex Citrus Ecowipes

34810-37-92159           Disinfecting Multipurpose Wipe

74559-8 ACCEL 5 RTU Accel Virocide RTU Hydrogen Peroxide Virox Technologies 8/8/2014 PDF(31 pp, 1.8 Mb)  
84368-1 Urthpro   Ethanol Urthtech, LLC 3/9/2015 PDF(28 pp, 339.89 K)

84368-1-84150   PURELL Healthcare Surface Disinfectant

84368-1-84150   PURELL Foodservice Surface Sanitizer

84368-1-84150             Purell Food Processing Surface Sanitizer

84368-1-84150             Purell Food Handling Surface Sanitizer

84368-1-84150   PURELL Professional Surface Disinfectant

84368-1-84150             Purell Professional Multisurface Sanitizer

84368-1-84150             Purell Professional Food Service Surface Sanitizer

84368-1-84150             Purell Professional Surface Sanitizer

84368-1-84150             Purell Professional Multisurface Disinfectant

84368-1-84150             Purell Multisurface Disinfectant

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Additional Information

If you have questions about the DfE logo for antimicrobial products, please contact Jacqueline Hardy (hardy.jacqueline@epa.gov).

View questions and answers about the DfE logo for antimicrobial products.

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