While the coronavirus epidemic rages across our world, we've taken refuge behind sanitizing products and PPE to keep us safe against COVID-19. Much of what you read and hear about protecting yourself against this horrible virus, has been based on how effective the sanitizing products have performed against previous incarnations of different virus and bacteria. Now that some time has passed, we're just starting to see the first products that have been truly tested against COVID-19.

We've read Lysol's label for years, with the "Kills 99.9% of Bacteria" right underneath the logo, you feel confident as a consumer that this product would kill almost anything harmful. But, how about that .1%? As we've seen unfold before our eyes, any fraction of a percent can still be a devastating loss.

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Which makes yesterday's news very welcome, according to a post on WFSB.comThe United States EPA officially gave their stamp of approval to two Lysol products as being effective against the coronavirus on hard, non-porous surfaces.

Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist, and Lysol Disinfectant Spray were both reported through the EPA's testing to kill the coronavirus within two minutes of contact. While more products and disinfectants are believed to be effective in killing the virus, these two Lysol products are the first to be effectively directly-tested against. With so much unknown at this point, it's reassuring to know that we haven't been spraying all of this Lysol into our environments in vain.