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learihana (@learihana)

Spraying Disinfectant: What are the best ways to clean?

COVID-19 | Last Active: Apr 16, 2020 | Replies (6)

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@colleenyoung

Hi @learihana and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. So much is being debated with COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) as researchers scramble to test and collect evidence for solid answers. Here I've gathered some articles from trusted resources that are constantly being updated as things develop:

– How we know disinfectants should kill the COVID-19 coronavirus (Chemical & Engineering News) https://cen.acs.org/biological-chemistry/infectious-disease/How-we-know-disinfectants-should-kill-the-COVID-19-coronavirus/98/web/2020/03

– Clean & Disinfect: Interim Recommendations for US Households with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/cleaning-disinfection.html

– List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 (EPA) https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2
– Frequently Asked Questions about List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/frequently-asked-questions-about-list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2

This article talks specifically about spraying the outdoors:
– Does disinfecting surfaces really prevent the spread of coronavirus? (ScienceMag) https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/03/does-disinfecting-surfaces-really-prevent-spread-coronavirus

In the early days of COVID-19, before it was named, the first hit countries were trying everything because so little was known. Spraying outdoors has little effect according to early reports. Has there been spraying in your municipality?

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@colleenyoung
Thanks Colleen for the articles. I liked the list of products and the article on outdoor spraying which I don’t think is a viable solution. I can imagine what a contentious municipality debate that would be. I do my part by changing clothes and wiping down the bottom of my sneakers after my daily walk or whenever I need to travel somewhere and also keeping my tiled area clean. Rugs are a little harder.

Stay healthy and thanks for you diligence.
FL Mary