Monday, February 6, 2023

Pine-Sol Now Proven to Kill COVID-19 on Surfaces

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As cleaning products fly off store shelves, another cleaning product has been identified to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved Pine-Sol® Original Multi-Surface Cleaner to kill SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, on hard non-porous surfaces.

In a press statement, Clorox Company, the manufacturer of the product says Pine-Sol® Original Multi-Surface Cleaner was proven to be effective “after third-party laboratory testing proved the disinfectant’s efficacy against the virus with a 10-minute contact time on hard non-porous surfaces.”

Vice President and General Manager of the Cleaning division, at Clorox Company Chris Hyder said  it is hoped “this new Pine-Sol® kill claim will increase access to disinfectants that can help prevent the spread of COVID19.”

Who are the largest users of Pine-Sol® Original Multi-Surface Cleaner?

Clorox Company says the black community is its largest consumers of the product.

“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 COVID19,” Hyder said.

The company says its research suggests that three in five (58%) of Black American millennial women are essential workers amid the global pandemic.

The company says of these essential workers, 58% say the pandemic has made them concerned about their own health, and 57% worried about the health of their family and friends.

Two in five (40%) Black American millennial women are concerned about access to necessary cleaning products, 67% are concerned about keeping their family safe,  64% are concerned about keeping themselves safe.

How to use Pine-Sol® Original Multi-Surface Cleaner

The company says use the product to disinfect commonly used surfaces throughout your home.

  • Apply the Pine-Sol® Original Multi-Surface Cleaner full-strength with a clean sponge or cloth on hard, nonporous surfaces.
  • Wet surface, let stand 10 minutes, and then
  • For heavily soiled surfaces, precleaning to remove excess dirt first is required.

Check here for other products proven to kill the virus on hard surfaces: https://www.clorox.com/resources/coronavirus/products/

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