Pine-Sol® Original Multi-Surface Cleaner, a product readily available in groceries has been proven to help against the spread of COVID-19.
The Clorox Company, a leading multinational manufacturer on cleaning products, announced through a press release that Pine-Sol has been approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency as a product that can kill the coronavirus on frequently used surfaces. The product has been added to the agency’s list of disinfectants that can be used against SARS-CoV-2.
Pine-Sol developed and conducted a 10-minute online survey among Black American millennial women (ages 23-38) fielded between June 19th and June 26th, 2020. The survey was fielded among a total of 1,556 women with a national total sample of 1,001 balanced to reflect regional representation, with an oversample of 200 in New York City, 200 in Atlanta, and 155 in Chicago. .
A US EPA spokeswoman told CNN that the product passed the criteria for us against the coronavirus, the causative agent of COVID-19. The new claims come after third-party laboratory testing proved the disinfectant’s efficacy against the virus with a 10-minute contact time on hard non-porous surfaces, the press release said.
“With a long-standing history of being a powerful cleaner and disinfectant, and the trusted brand choice within the Black community, Pine-Sol Original Multi-Surface Cleaner now offers the clean families have trusted through generations with the protection they need right now against the spread of SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.”chris hyder, vice president and general manager of The Clorox Company’s cleaning division.
According to the company’s website, the best way to use Pine-Sol is to apply the Pine-Sol® Original Multi-Surface Cleaner full-strength with a clean sponge or cloth on hard, nonporous surfaces, let stand 10 minutes, and then rinse. For heavily soiled surfaces, precleaning to remove excess dirt first is required.
The EPA says it’s important to follow instructions on the disinfectants’ labels and pay attention to how long the product should be applied to a surface being cleaned. One important fact to note, however: Handwashing with soap and water is still the best way to prevent transmission of the virus, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.