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Green Seal is providing tips on how to disinfect during the COVID-19 outbreak using information provided by the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Like always, every great disinfection routine must start with cleaning. To properly carry out this process, Green Seal suggests janitorial workers:

1. Clean surfaces using a detergent or general-purpose cleaner to remove soils and organic matter.

2. Rinse the surface with water after cleaning

3. Disinfect according to directions placed on labels. Since COVID-19 is an enveloped virus, janitorial workers need to follow directions on how to kill these enveloped viruses. Disinfectants need to be left wet on a surface for the entire dwell time suggested before being wiped up.

Those wishing to disinfect using an environmentally-friendly product should consider this list of recommended products from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 

Green Seal recommends using disinfectants with the following ingredients, as they are believed to be less harmful to allergies and overall human health:

- Hydrogen peroxide

- citric acid

- lactic acid

- isopropyl alcohol

- ethyl alcohol