Ever since the coronavirus pandemic started, cleaning products have been flying off store shelves. You may have had trouble finding disinfecting wipes and other cleaning products over the past few months.

Now, get ready for two Lysol products to become even harder to find. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has officially approved two Lysol products as the first ones they have specifically tested and found effective against killing SARS-CoV-2, which is the strain of coronavirus that is causing the pandemic.

The two products are called Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist.

This isn’t to say that other disinfecting products are not effective. In fact, the EPA has said that there are over 420 products that are so effective that they can kill viruses that are even harder to kill than the novel coronavirus. However, the EPA has yet to test all of those products specifically against SARS-CoV-2. 

According to the EPA, 2 minutes after proper application, Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist will kill the novel coronavirus on hard, non-porous surfaces.

In a statement, Rahul Kadyan, executive vice president of Lysol’s parent company, Reckitt Benckiser in North America, explained, “In the face of the pandemic, Lysol continues to work with a wide range of scientific and health experts to educate the public on the importance of hygiene.”

As always, it is important to follow the directions on the disinfecting product you choose to use in order to protect yourself and to make sure that it is effective. Also, beware of mixing products. You don’t want to accidentally create a potentially dangerous chemical reaction.

So, who else is stocking up on Lysol?