Vital Oxide Effective Against Various Strains of SARS-CoV-2
Vital Solutions product Vital Oxide has been tested against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Related Coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) (COV-19 Virus) Strain USA/WA1/2020 the cause of COVID 19 virus meeting the efficacy requirements for the approval by the US EPA. Vital Oxide is listed by the EPA on List N EPA. All products on List N are approved for use on all stains of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) when used according to the label directions.
The EPA current view is that all Disinfectants listed on list N should be effective on the variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Below are citation of both the EPA and CDC guidance for variant strains of SARS-CoV-2.
Do disinfectants kill newer strains of coronavirus?
EPA expects all products on List N to kill all strains of SARS-CoV-2. Genetic changes to the virus do not impact the efficacy of disinfectants.
List N disinfectants work by chemically inactivating viruses. The difficulty of killing a virus depends on its physical features, and the recent mutations to SARS-CoV-2 have not changed the basic physical properties.
Transmission of variants:
What CDC is doing
CDC is working to monitor the spread of identified variants, characterize emerging viral variants, and expand its ability to find new SARS-CoV-2 variants. CDC is collaborating with EPA to confirm that disinfectants on EPA’s List N: Disinfectants for Coronavirus (COVID-19external icon)
inactivate these variant viruses. CDC will provide updates as new information becomes available.
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