U.S. EPA approves use of lysol disinfectant spray against COVID-19

President Donald Trump speaking in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
President Donald Trump speaking in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The UK-based Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc. (RB.L) on Tuesday said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the use of its Lysol Disinfectant Spray against COVID-19.

The U.S. EPA said in a statement that the agency had approved two products, Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist, based on laboratory testing that showed the products were effective against COVID-19.

Reckitt Benckiser reported record sales growth in the first quarter and predicted a stronger-than-expected performance in 2020 as customers stocked up on Lysol disinfectants, Mucinex cough syrup and Dettol soap. ahead of the coronavirus lockdowns.

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“Lysol is currently testing the efficacy of other disinfectant products in the brand portfolio,” Ferran Rousaud, marketing director for Lysol, said in a statement.

Lysol’s parent company has warned people against using disinfectants to treat the new coronavirus, after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested researchers try putting disinfectants into patients’ veins.

(Reuters/NAN)



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