EPA has been working to ensure that American families, communities, businesses, hospitals, and others are aware of and have access to effective surface disinfectant products to use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
As part of the Federal Government’s efforts to minimize risks to its citizens, in January 2020 EPA activated—for the first time ever—its Emerging Viral Pathogens Guidance for Antimicrobial Pesticides. Under this guidance, EPA has officially reviewed the data provided by Cantel (dba Medivators Inc.) and has approved Minncare as effective against harder-to-kill viruses. Minncare is a Hydrogen peroxide; Peroxyacetic acid (Peracetic acid) solution for use on hard, non-porous surfaces, primarily in the healthcare industry.
Follow the Label
When using the EPA-registered disinfectant, Minncare, follow the label directions for safe, effective use. Make sure to follow the contact time, which is the amount of time the surface should be visibly wet.
Minncare is for use on surfaces, NOT humans.
Be Aware of Fraudulent Products
Consumers should beware of imposter disinfectant products that are being marketed online with potentially dangerous claims of protection against the novel coronavirus. EPA is working the Department of Justice and other federal agencies to bring the full force of the law against those selling fraudulent or unregistered products.