If you’ve been shopping for disinfecting cleaning products, you’ve likely come across a mention of "List N." This list serves to identify the disinfectant products that have been proven to kill SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). The N list was launched by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in March 2020 as a means to provide the public with a reliable database they can refer to when searching for products that effectively protect against the spread of COVID-19.
How to search for a disinfecting product on the EPA’s list N
The EPA assesses the chemical compounds used in disinfectant products. Because of this, the product and company name may not match since the chemical compounds can be sold under different brand names. You can use the EPA registration number from the package label to search for a specific product on the N list database website by entering the first two sets of numbers into the registration number search field and clicking “submit” on the form.
If you search the registration number for our Monk® Disinfectant Wipes, the product and company names are listed as "Lonza Disinfectant Wipes" and "Lonza LLC" to reflect the chemical origins of the solution used in this product.
Why is the N list important?
The N list provides a resource where customers can quickly identify which products have been tested and proven to be effective against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). If a product appears on the EPA’s N list, you can trust that you are purchasing a product that is certified and approved for your intended use in order to maintain a healthy environment. It’s important for manufacturers of disinfecting wipes to adhere to the testing and certification process that ensures the effectiveness of their formula in preventing the spread of dangerous diseases. That’s where the N list matters most.
Dreumex Disinfecting Wipes are EPA registered to prevent the spread of COVID-19
As new variants of the coronavirus continue to emerge, it’s important to use reliable disinfecting products. Dreumex is a brand that takes testing seriously and goes through important procedures to keep people safe against COVID-19 and other harmful contaminants, including salmonella, E. coli, and more.
If your facility is not using EPA-registered disinfecting products, or you’re unsure of the N List status of the products you use, contact us to discuss your cleaning routine and find out which of our products are most appropriate for your application.