The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray as effective at killing SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. For a product to claim it kills a specific pathogen, the EPA must conduct a data review and provide approval. Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray has been tested by a third-party lab, in accordance with the EPA testing guidelines, and was shown to kill SARS-CoV-2 in 60 seconds. The approval adds another aspect of trust for consumers.
In addition to providing an initial kill of the virus that causes COVID-19, Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray is approved to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, including viruses that cause common colds and the flu.1 Microban 24 also provides a protective shield that keeps killing bacteria for up to 24 hours2, even when the surface is touched or contacted multiple times.
While cleaning and sanitizing have always been important, people have become even more focused on keeping their homes clean and families healthy throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Cold and flu season is also quickly approaching – making it even more important to reduce the spread of viral and bacterial illnesses, like the flu and strep throat. Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray gives people peace of mind by killing 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, including viruses that cause common colds and the flu.1 And as most parents know, little hands want to touch every surface so Microban 24 goes above and beyond to provide a protective shield that keeps killing bacteria for up to 24 hours2, even when the surface is touched multiple times.
“Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray was introduced in February to give consumers a sanitizing product that works as hard as they do, providing protection against bacteria for up to 24 hours,” said Martin Hettich, SVP North America Home Care, P&G. “As Americans shifted from their standard sanitizing routine to one focused on protecting their homes against the COVID-19 virus, Procter and Gamble has been diligently working with scientists and health experts to ensure that Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray provides the effectiveness against the COVID-19 virus that people need.”
Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray is available in both Fresh Scent and Citrus Scent. The Microban 24 product lineup is sold at major retailers nationwide in store and online. To learn more, click here.
1The Sanitizing Spray kill viruses that cause common colds and the flu, including Human Coronavirus, Influenza A H1N1, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus. Microban 24 does not provide 24-hour residual protection against viruses.
2Microban 24 provides continuous protection against the Enterobacter aerogenes and Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, for up to 24 hours when used as directed.