Coronavirus SARS CoV-2 3D Render

The 3M Disinfectant RCT Cleaner Concentrate (U.S. EPA registration number 6836-349-10350) and 3M Quat Disinfectant Cleaner Concentrate (U.S. EPA registration number 6836-78-10350) have been accepted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the adoption of a SARS-CoV-2 efficacy claim, announces the company via press release.

 These approvals are part of the EPA’s efforts to provide the public with information on how to safely and effectively protect against the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, on surfaces. The EPA recently activated List N in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency that allowed manufacturers to register products with the EPA that were effective against viruses harder-to-kill than SARS-CoV-2. 

“These EPA approvals reflect 3M’s commitment to developing innovative cleaning and disinfectant solutions that meet the needs of our customers,” says Silvia Perez, vice president of 3M’s Commercial Solutions Division. “3M is actively seeking similar EPA approvals for the other 3M disinfectants on List N.” 

Even with EPA approvals, 3M emphasizes that proper product use is critical to the effective and safe use of any disinfectant.

“When using any List N 3M disinfectants, customers are instructed to follow label directions for safe, effective use,” says Greg Brown, business director of 3M’s Commercial Solution Division. “For these recently approved disinfectants, it’s important to follow the contact time of three minutes as directed.”