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By CNN Staff | September 21, 2020 at 8:30 AM EDT – Updated September 21 at 5:51 PM
(CNN) – The Environmental Protection Agency has approved Pine-Sol’s original cleaner as a product that can kill coronavirus on frequently used surfaces.
An EPA spokeswoman told CNN in a Sunday email that the product had met the criteria for use against the virus.
The Clorox Company said a third-party laboratory tested Pine-Sol and found it can kill the virus within 10 minutes of being used on nonporous, hard surfaces.
The company said customers should apply full-strength Pine-Sol with a clean sponge or cloth on a surface, wait 10 minutes, then rinse.
If it’s a heavily soiled surface, you also need to pre-clean it to remove excess dirt.
Clorox also has 36 other products on the EPA’s list of disinfectants for use against COVID-19, including Clorox bleach, disinfecting bathroom cleaner and disinfecting wipes.
Because of overwhelming demand, the company expects it will continue seeing a shortage of wipes and other products into 2021.
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