EPA List Q: Disinfectants for Emerging Viral Pathogens (EVPs)
Now that Monkeypox has entered the world, we want to know how to kill the virus so it does not become more prevalent and mutate. This new emerging viral pathogen is listed by the EPA in lists like COVID.
As new viruses emerge, the EPA makes lists of products that are effective at killing those viruses. These lists are useful in identifying which disinfectants are effective against new viruses. Sometimes it takes years for the EPA to approve new labels which means these labels are typically out of date.
In the event of an outbreak that meets certain criteria, EPA triggers the EVP guidance for a specific virus. In doing so, EPA authorizes companies whose products have EVP claims to make statements on their websites, social media, and technical literature about their product’s expected efficacy against the emerging virus.
SARS-CoV-2 is the Coronavirus that causes COVID-19. See this post for more information on the virus and how to mitigate the spread. This post shows which disinfectants are approved for use against this virus.
Security Cleaner and Disinfectant (DeVere’s newest sanitizer), QDII Sanitizer (QDII), and One Step Quaternary Cleaner and Disinfectant (One Step) are all approved by the EPA for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
While the primary means of spreading COVID is through airborne particles, the virus that causes this disease can still spread by touching an infected surface and then touching the eyes or mouth. The CDC still recommends surface sanitation, hand washing, and hand sanitizing to reduce the spread of the virus that causes COVID.
Per the CDC, Monkeypox can spread from person to person “through touching items (such as clothing or linens) that previously touched the infectious rash or body fluids.” We do not yet know how long this virus can live on surfaces.
The EPA registration for our One Step label is 10324-154-5174. The first set of numbers denotes the primary registrant (Mason Chemical Company in this case). The second set of numbers indicates the number of their registration. The final set of numbers indicates the final manufacturer (DeVere in this case).
Security Cleaner and Disinfectant (DeVere’s newest sanitizer), QDII Sanitizer (QDII), and One Step Quaternary Cleaner and Disinfectant (One Step) are all approved by the EPA for use against the novel Monkeypox virus.
The EPA registration for our QDII Sanitizer label is 10324-117-5174 and One Step’s is 10324-154-5174. Security Cleaner and Disinfectant’s EPA registration number is 85837-4-5174. These registration numbers are prominently displayed on the product labels.
Here is a list of the current EPA List Q: https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/. You can put 10324-154, 10324-117, or 85837-4 in the search field to find the claims against emerging viral pathogens.
Both QDII and One Step have instructions on the label to kill Human Coronavirus. These same use directions are now applicable to the emerging version of the Human Coronavirus. The effective use dilution for QDII is 3oz per 5gal of water. The effective use dilution for One Step is 2oz per 1gal of water. Security Cleaner and Disinfectant is ready to use, just spray to kill the viruses, clean, degrease, and remove graffiti without harming most surfaces.