Buy Safer 'DIY' Chemical Ingredients For Cosmetics And Skin Care Products
Ingredients And Raw Materials For Making Cosmetics, Skin Care Products, Creams And Personal Care Products
LabAlley.com sells a wide variety of safe ingredients, wholesale chemicals and raw materials for skin care products that relieve skin conditions, support skin integrity and enhance its appearance. Wholesome substances and invigorating compounds ordered at LabAlley.com are used to make skin care and cosmetic products that cleanse and beautify. Shop for chemicals for sale online here. Buy chemical supplies, scientific instruments and equipment for home chemistry labs here. Buy ingredients for safe recipes for DIY homemade hand sanitizers here. Find out how to kill viruses here.
If you have questions about your options and choices for ordering safer and healthier cosmetic ingredients and raw materials for skin care products online here at LabAlley.com or if you would like to place an order, call 512-668-9918 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to talk with an Organic Ingredients Specialist.
Prices at LabAlley.com start at $5. Bulk skin care ingredients and raw materials for making cosmetics are typically shipped in the USA by FedEx unless they are ordered in very large bulk quantities. Lab Alley is a wholesale supplier located in Austin, Texas.
Some of the healthier alternatives of common skin care ingredients, cosmetic ingredients, approved food colorants, raw materials and personal care product ingredients sold online at LabAlley.com are listed below.
- Glycolic Acid
- Menthol Crystals $40
- Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide 1 Gallon $60
- Pure 100% Food Grade Alcohol 1 Gallon $90
- Palmitic Acid $15
- Lactic Acid
- Citric Acid
- Gentian Violet/ Crystal Violet (Dye) $24
- Progesterone Powder For $104
- Menthol Crystals
- Indigo Carmine Solution (Blue Dye) $13
- Polyethylene Glycol 400 $54
- Trichloroacetic Acid
- Potassium Permanganate
- Boric Acid
- USDA Certified Organic Coconut Oil
- Potassium Permanganate Inactivates Viruses
- Pure Food Grade Alcohol
- Activated Charcoal
- Eucalyptus Oil
- 25% TCA For Skin Peels (Trichloroacetic Acid)
- Methyl Salicylate
- Denatured Alcohol
- Castile Soap
- Menthol Crystals
- 190 Proof Non-Denatured Alcohol
- Pine Oil
- Lauric Acid
- Crystal Violet Stain Powder $18
- Mineral Oil
- Tartaric Acid
- Benzyl Alcohol
- Sesame Oil
- Neatsfoot Oil
- Carbonic Acid
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Distilled And Highly Purified Water
- Salicylic Acid
- Castor Oil
- Food Grade Peppermint Oil
- Cedarwood Oil
- L-Ascorbic Acid
- Bentonite Clay
- China Clay (White Kaolin Powder)
- Zinc Oxide
Cosmetic makers and personal care product manufacturers order natural products and food grade chemical compounds at LabAlley.com to make substances and products that are applied to the body and face. These healthy products alter and enhance the fragrance, appearance and texture of the body and face. One of the most popular products ordered in bulk is USDA Certified Organic Coconut Oil sold in 5 gallon pails. Natural oils, such as peppermint oil, provide an abundance of health benefits.
Ingredients in today's skin care products include citric acid, alpha-hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, lactic acid, hydroquinone, retinol, clay, kojic acid, oils, salicylic acid, copper peptide and others.
Science-Based Information On Ingredients And Chemicals In Cosmetics, Skin Care Formulations And Personal Care Products
Chemicals and chemical ingredients are the foundation of our lives. Americans trust that U.S. chemical suppliers like Lab Alley put consumer health at the forefront. Although federal guidelines help consumers buy safe lab chemical ingredients, order safe cosmetic ingredients, and make safe personal care products, questions remain about ingredient safety.
Get a better understanding of chemical ingredient safety and toxicity here. To improve your ability to make informed decisions about the cosmetic ingredients and chemical ingredients you order at LabAlley.com, visit the The Center for Research on Ingredient Safety at Michigan State University (CRIS) website. Learn about hair dye chemical ingredients, cosmetic ingredients and humectants, cosmetic preservatives and Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) ingredients.
This Guide to Local Production of WHO-recommended Handrub Formulations is separated into two discrete but interrelated sections. Part A provides a practical guide for use at the pharmacy bench during the actual preparation of the formulation. Users may want to display the material on the wall of the production unit. Part B summarizes some essential background technical information and is taken from WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care (2009). Within Part B the user has access to important safety and cost information and supplementary material relating to dispensers and distribution. Read more here.
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There is scientific research that indicates that the following items can mitigate and inactivate viruses: soap, Clorox Disinfecting Bleach, EPA-registered disinfectants, Lysol Clean & Fresh Multi-Surface Cleaner, hydrogen peroxide, Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner with Bleach, Microban, antiviral hand sanitizer ingredients, 70% alcohol, sodium hypochlorite, Clorox Pet Solutions Stain & Odor Remover, household cleaners, herbs, antiviral drugs, food, hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine, UV light, copper, essential oils, detergents, chlorine and vaccines. Read more here.
- Isopropyl Alcohol (99%, 91% & 70%)
- Benzalkonium Chloride (Quaternary Ammonium Compound)
- Hydrogen Peroxide (3%, 6%, 10%, 30%, 32%, 35%)
- Sodium Hypochlorite
- 100% Alcohol (200 Proof Ethanol/ Ethyl Alcohol)
- 95% Alcohol (Antiviral Disinfectant)
- 70% Alcohol (140 Proof Ethanol/ Ethyl Alcohol)
- Sodium Chloride
- Citric Acid
- Hydrochloric Acid
- Lactic Acid
- Acetic Acid
- Sodium Carbonate
- Triethylene Glycol
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Consumer Care Ingredient Functions And Applications
For assistance in finding the proper consumer care ingredients and chemical ingredients that meet your functional and application requirements, call 512-668-9918 or email customerservice@LabAlley.com. Get scientific information regarding chemical ingredient functions in consumer products, here.
- Medicinal Plant, Botanical And Herbal Extraction
- Active Ingredient
- Rheology Modifier
- Fragrance Ingredient
- Refreshing Agent
- Oral Care/Antiplaque Agent
- Hair Dyeing Agent
- Chelating Agent
- Antistatic Hair Conditioner
- Viscosity Controller
- UV Absorber/Filter
- Gelling Agent
- Anti-Fungal Agent
- Anti-Irritant Agent
- Delivery System
- Film Forming Agent
- Effective Ingredient
- Formulation Base
- Lytic Agent
- Masking Agent
- Oxidizing Agent
- Binding Agent
- Bulking Agent
- Cleansing Agent
- Emulsion Stabilizer
Ingredient Applications For Cosmetics, Personal Care Products, Skin Care Products And Consumer Care Products
- Skin Cream
- Nail Polish
- Hair Spray
- Shower Gel
- Clay And Mud
- Hair Adhesives
- Hair Removal Products
- Granule And Salt
- Hair Dyes
- Pencil And Crayon
- Tooth Whitening
- Skin Whitening/Lightening
- Skin Peel
- Cleansing Wipes
- Liquid soap
- Lip care
- Styling agent
- Gels And Jelly
- Spray And Mist
- Perm Or Relaxant
- Sun Protection
- Sheet mask
- Pastes And Putty
- After Sun
Safer Chemicals For Healthy Families
Americans purchase food grade (natural) solvents, organic oils and organic acids, such as citric acid, online from Lab Ally because they are a safer choice. One of the most common chemicals sold online at LabAlley.com is 1 pint of food grade alcohol (ethanol) which is priced at $30. It is twice as expensive as 1 pint of denatured alcohol ($15) but it is a much safer alternative for certain uses related to human consumption.
Conscientious online chemical retailers like Lab Alley take responsibility to ensure that customers can make safer choices when purchasing acids, solvents and household cleaning chemicals online. We applaud campaigns in the United States, such as the Mind The Store campaign, that are encouraging U.S. retailers and chemical supply companies to develop safer chemical product lines, sales and marketing policies.
Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families is a coalition of activist groups and for-profit companies that are pushing Congress to pass costly legislation that many experts believe would lead to the over-regulation of many everyday products. Get the facts about chemicals that are linked to serious environmental and health problems. Get involved with this national effort underway all across America to protect families from toxic chemicals. Visit the Facebook home Of "Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families" here.
Online shopping websites such as Amazon and eBay are coming under scrutiny because of the chemicals they sell. In 2018, Amazon announced a new policy to restrict toxic chemicals. Online chemicals retailers, such as LabAlley.com are making concerted efforts to encourage the sale of safer chemicals such as citric acid, organic food grade alcohol and organic food grade oils. In 2018, Amazon published its first-ever restricted substances list (RSL). The new RSL lists substances that the company seeks to avoid in its Amazon-owned private-brand baby, household cleaning, personal care and beauty products in the U.S. To read the EPA's "Safer Chemical Ingredients List", click here. To review a non-hazardous chemicals list, click here.
MADE SAFE, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, that has provided America’s first comprehensive human health-focused certification for nontoxic products across store aisles, from baby to personal care to household and beyond. To review the MADE SAFE hazard list of chemicals, materials and ingredients, click here.
- Toothpaste ingredients include sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), sodium fluoride, food grade sodium saccharin, calcium carbonate, sodium hydroxide, silica gels, hydrated aluminum oxides, magnesium carbonate, phosphate salts such as calcium phosphate, silicates and sorbitol.
- Skin care product ingredients and cosmetic ingredients include preservatives, parabens such as methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, isopropylparaben and isobutylparaben. Propylene glycol and polypropylene glycol are ingredients in skin care products such as moisturizers, creams and lotions. Titanium dioxide is purified for use in consumer products, makeup, nail products, bath soaps and foot powders and sunscreen products.
- Soap and shampoo ingredients include sodium laureth sulfate, ammonium laureth sulfate, sodium hydroxide, hydrogen peroxide, organic coconut oil, food grade vegetable glycerin and menthol crystals.
- Surfactants are emulsifiers and foaming agents. They remove oil and dirt from skin and hair. Learn about natural surfactants here.
Buy FCC (Food Chemicals Codex) And Food Grade Chemicals
The Food Chemicals Codex (FCC) is a compendium of internationally recognized standards for the identity, purity, and quality of food ingredients. Buy FCC and Food Grade chemicals online from LabAlley.com here. Food Grade Chemicals purchased from LabAlley.com are used as food additives, for personal care products and household cleaning products. FCC standards are used to characterize safe ingredients used in food.
A wide variety of food grade chemicals are for sale at LabAlley.com including Food Grade MCT Oil, Food Grade Ethanol (200 proof alcohol), Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide, Food Grade Xanthan Gum, Food Grade Acetic Acid in bulk 55 gallon drums and Food Grade Sodium Hydroxide.
The Food Chemicals Codex (FCC) reference materials, located here, will help you verify the identity, quality, and purity of the chemicals and food ingredients you order from LabAlley.com. For more information on public food standards for food and beverage ingredients, click here.
Selecting Products With Safer Chemical Ingredients
The customer service department at Lab Alley helps U.S. consumers and corporate purchasing managers make prudent chemical purchasing decisions based on safety. Lab Alley is making an effort to assist manufacturing companies in their use of safer chemicals in production.
Lab Alley chemical experts help customers identify and choose the safest chemicals to make commercial or personal products, without sacrificing purity, quality, cost or performance. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Safer Choice label, also performs the same service.
When a product has the Safer Choice label, it means that every intentionally-added ingredient in the product has been evaluated by EPA scientists. Only the safest possible functional ingredients are allowed in products with the Safer Choice label. To protect your family and your pets, you can trust that the products with the Safer Choice label meet the EPA's stringent health and environmental criteria.
CleanGredients is a definitive online database of chemical ingredients whose formulations have been pre-approved by the U.S. EPA to meet the criteria of their Safer Choice Standard. These products include residential, institutional, industrial, and janitorial cleaning products.
Safe chemicals purchased online at LabAlley.com are used to make healthy foods and invigorating oils. They are used to clean bathrooms, carpets and manufacturing equipment. Safe chemicals sold by LabAlley.com include a wide range of products for consumer, laboratory and industrial use. LabAlley.com sells chemicals that are used to make hand soaps, herbal tinctures, degreasers, topical ointments, skin peels, dish detergents and plant nutrients. You can buy Soap Grade Sodium Hydroxide here and Soap Grade Potassium Hydroxide here.
Safer Choice is a voluntary partnership program that is grounded in more than 40 years of EPA experience in evaluating the human health and environmental characteristics of chemicals. Click here to read the Safer Chemicals Ingredients List (SCIL). As of January 2015, more than 2,000 products qualify to carry the Safer Choice label. Businesses can apply to become partners by submitting their products to the Safer Choice program for review.
Safe antimicrobial chemicals purchased online at LabAlley.com are classified as agents that can either be bactericidal, which kill bacteria, or bacteriostatic, which slow down the growth of bacteria. One of the most popular antimicrobial agents sold online at LabAlley.com is Anhydrous Food Grade Citric Acid. Lab Alley also sells other safe chemicals that can be used to destroy microorganisms, especially a bacterium causing disease or fermentation. Best sellers include 200 Proof Ethanol, Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide, High Concentration Isopropanol, Lab Grade Lactic Acid And Sodium Bisulfate.
USDA Certified Organic MCT Oil And Food Grade MCT Oil For Sale In Bulk At LabAlley.com
USDA Certified Organic MCT Oil sold by LabAlley.com is manufactured with approved coconut oil that has not been genetically engineered. Organic MCT Oil manufacturing processes and operations are overseen by a USDA National Organic certifying agents. Get information on how MCT Oil is labeled as organic here.
USDA Certified Organic MCT Oil purchased online at Laballey.com/collections/mct-oil is produced by agricultural operations and processes that conserve biodiversity and protect natural resources. Standards for labeling MCT Oil as "organic" are found in the Organic Food Production Act, USDA organic regulations and the National Organic Program Handbook.
Sources for commercial extraction of MCTs include palm kernel oil and coconut oil. USDA Certified Organic MCT Oil sold by LabAlley.com is made from fractionated coconut oil. Capsules, edibles and tinctures made from medicinal plants, botanicals and herbal extracts are frequently made with USDA Certified Organic MCT Oil that is purchased online at at Laballey.com/collections/mct-oil.
Organic MCT Oil and Food Grade MCT Oil contain capric and caprylic fatty acids, which help with the absorption of extracts obtained from medicinal plants. Organic MCT oil is used extensively in the United States as a carrier oil for plant supplements, essential oil blends, medicinal plant extracts, essential oils and organic whole plant botanicals. Certified Organic MCT (Coconut) Oil purchased from Lab Alley is used to make cosmetic products, personal care products, foods and botanical oil infusions.
Organic MCT Oil and Food Grade MCT Oil from Lab Alley is a good biologically inert source of energy that the human body can metabolize easily. Botanical extract makers in the U.S. that make herbal products order Organic MCT Oil and Food Grade MCT Oil at Laballey.com/collections/mct-oil. Herbal extract are often made by using a solvent such as Food Grade Ethanol to extract components of a plant.
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Lab Alley is a laboratory glassware, plasticware, labware, scientific glass and chemical supplier located in Austin, Texas. Contact our laboratory glassware company to request a laboratory glassware list in PDF form, a laboratory glassware price list or a lab glass catalog. Call 512-668-9918 to speak with a laboratory glassware specialist or email email@example.com.
Buy safe laboratory glassware at LabAlley.com to manufacture your own 'DIY' essential oils, fertilizer, cosmetics, pool chemicals, skin care products, distillates, botanical extracts, soaps, perfume, essential oils, cologne, personal care products and herbal extracts.
Laboratory glassware is used extensively laboratories, homes, workshops, industry, science and commercial and residential kitchens in the U.S. Lab glassware supplies are sold in a variety of sizes and shapes. Contact us if you have any questions about identifying the right laboratory glassware for your intended application. Review a laboratory equipment buyer's guide here. Browse laboratory supplies and equipment here.
Buy the best brands of laboratory glassware and lab supplies online at LabAlley.com. Laboratory glassware for sale here is shipped FedEx in USA. Laboratory glassware ordered online here is used for scientific work, botanical extraction and distillation, homes and kitchens. Choose from the best brands of laboratory glassware including Kimble, Corning, PYREX and Kontes. Buy borosilicate glass chemistry beakers and flasks online at LabAlley.com.
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Buy bulk natural ingredients and antiviral chemicals, bulk food grade chemicals and organic raw materials for safe recipes for DIY homemade hand sanitizers here. Buy antiviral hand sanitizer ingredients, antiviral disinfectants, antiviral products and antiviral chemical compounds here. Buy antiviral hospital grade disinfectants, pharmaceutical grade substances, hand sanitizers, sterilization sprays, wipes, cleaners and detergents here.
Buy lab supplies, laboratory glassware, chemical crystals and powders, oils, gels, spray bottles and stock chemical solutions to make Coronavirus disinfectants here. You can also buy other compounds and additives for safe hand sanitizer recipes, cosmetics and personal care products at LabAlley.com. Find out how chemicals are made, sold, priced, bought, shipped and used in the United States here.
Popular additives for skin care products purchased online in bulk at wholesale prices at LabAlley.com include food grade ethanol, 100% alcohol, 95% alcohol, 70% alcohol, 99% isopropyl alcohol, 91% isopropyl alcohol, 70% isopropyl alcohol, 3% hydrogen peroxide, 6% hydrogen peroxide, food grade hydrogen peroxide, food grade (FCC) vegetable glycerin, Food Grade (FCC) glycerol, solvents, aqueous acids and acids in crystalline powder form.
Shop for popular ingredients used to formulate DIY homemade personal care products such as high purity water, citric acid, menthol crystals, natural peppermint oil, Polysorbate 80, phenol, trichloroacetic acid (TCC), denatured alcohol, n-Propanol, MCT (Coconut Oil), sodium hypochlorite, salicylic acid, fumaric acid, sodium hydroxide, triethanolamine, benzalkonium chloride, triethylene glycol, propylene glycol, ammonium hydroxide, olive oil at LabAlley.com. Buy antiviral hand sanitizer ingredients, antiviral disinfectants, antiviral products and antiviral chemical compounds here. Buy antiviral hospital grade disinfectants, pharmaceutical grade substances, hand sanitizers, sterilization sprays, wipes, cleaners and detergents here. Buy lab supplies, chemical powders, oils, gels, spray bottles and chemical solutions to make Coronavirus disinfectants here at LabAlley.com.
A number of antiseptics were tested for their inactivating effect upon the virus of influenza during a brief period of exposure. This was accomplished by preparing mixtures of the antiseptics and virus, allowing them to remain in contact for 3 minutes, diluting the mixtures to the point where they would not be toxic for chick embryos and then injecting the material into embryonated eggs. Survival of the embryos indicated inactivation of the virus. The following preparations were found to inactivate the virus in 3 minutes or less: phenol, 3 per cent; tincture of iodine, U.S.P. XII, 0.1 per cent; Lugol's solution, U.S.P. XII, 1 per cent; mercuric chloride, 1:1000; potassium permanganate, 1:1000; copper sulfate, 1 per cent; propylene glycol, 90 per cent; liquor antisepticus, N.F. VII, 80 per cent. Read more here.
Antimicrobial Products That Are Effective Against Norovirus (Norwalk-Like Virus)
April 8, 2020
For pesticide registration information, review this list from the EPA, "List G: EPA’s Registered Antimicrobial Products Effective Against Norovirus (Norwalk-Like Virus)".
Notes About This List
- All EPA-registered pesticides must have an EPA registration number, which consists of a company number and a product number (e.g., 123-45). Alternative brand names have the same EPA registration number as the primary product.
- When purchasing a product for use against a specific pathogen, check the EPA Reg. No. versus the products included on this list.
- In addition to primary products, distributors may also sell products with formulations and efficacy identical to the primary products. Distributor products frequently use different brand names, but you can identify them by their three-part EPA registration number (e.g., 123-45-678, which represents a distributor product identical to the product example listed above, EPA Reg. No. 123-45).
- If you would like to review the product label information for any of these products, please visit the EPA product label system.
- Information about listed products is current as of the date on this list.
- Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement by EPA.
- Download List G: EPA’s Registered Antimicrobial Products Effective Against Norovirus (PDF)(6 pp, 130 K, March 4, 2020)
- Contact the EPA about pesticide labels, to ask a question, provide feedback, or report a problem.
The Pesticide Product and Label System (PPLS) provides a collection of pesticide product labels (Adobe PDF format) that have been accepted by EPA under Section 3 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). New labels were added to PPLS on April 08, 2020.
- Search EPA Registration, Distributor Product, or Special Local Need Number Here
- The EPA Registration Number (EPA Reg. No.) appears on all registered pesticides sold in the United States. It is usually found on the back panel of the label along with the detailed instructions for use.
- Enter the company number (the first set of digits before the dash) to see all products marketed by that company or the entire number (including the dash) to view the label for a particular product.
- To search by Special Local Need Number, please enter two-letter state abbreviations with or without 6 digit number (i.e. OH123456).
- Search Buy Product or Alternative Brand Name: Enter the name of the product. As you type, options will be presented to you. Keep in mind that product names may vary, so if you don’t find the product you are looking for, try the EPA Registration Number Search.
- Search By Company Name: Enter the name of the company. Some companies may have several divisions that manufacture and market pesticides products. You can select among these divisions using the drop-down list or choose the root of the company name (e.g., "Bayer" or "3M") to see products associated with all of the divisions.
- Search By Company Number: Enter the company number. Please use digit without dash.
- Search By Chemical Name (Active Ingredient): Enter the name of the chemical (Active Ingredients only) you are interested in. Because there are many naming conventions for chemicals, you can enter the common chemical name of the chemical or other variants, including scientific names or partial names. This search function will help guide you to products that contain that active ingredient.
- Search By CAS Number Or PC Code: Enter the CAS Number or PC Code you are interested in. You may use the % wild card before and/or after your entry to enter a partial value.
- Web-Distributed Labels
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- Label Guidance For Specific Types Of Pesticides
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EPA Announced New Surface Disinfectant Products Added to List N in Effort to Combat COVID-19
The National Law Review | Saturday, April 4, 2020
On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the addition of new surface disinfectants on EPA’s List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 (List N) that may be used to combat SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. List N now contains 357 products. The webpage for List N also now has enhanced functionality to allow users to sort these products by surface type and use site. EPA states that it continues to expedite the review process for new disinfectants.
Previously, all products on List N had to have either an EPA emerging viral pathogen claim or have demonstrated efficacy against another human coronavirus. EPA now has expanded List N to include products on EPA’s List G: EPA’s Registered Antimicrobial Products Effective against Norovirus and List L: Products Effective against the Ebola Virus, as these products also meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2.
EPA has updated List N to include the types of surfaces on which products can be used (e.g., hard or soft) and use sites (e.g., hospital, institutional or residential). Products applied via fogging or misting are now noted in the formulation column. This additional information allows the public to choose products that are appropriate for their specific circumstances.
Additionally, EPA has updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) EPA has posted about disinfectants related to coronavirus. The FAQ update provides new information on pesticide safety, enforcement, and pesticide devices. It also includes enhanced explanations of why List N products are qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2 and how these products can be used most effectively.
EPA states that it has continued to adapt its processes to ensure the supply of disinfectants keeps pace with demand. EPA recently announced additional flexibility that allows manufacturers of already-registered EPA disinfectants to obtain certain active and inert ingredients from any source of suppliers without prior approval by EPA. EPA also added 48 additional chemicals to its list of commodity inert ingredients. EPA states that this regulatory flexibility aims to help ease the production and availability of EPA-registered disinfectants.
EPA also is expediting all requests for company numbers and establishment numbers to enable new pesticide-producing establishments to come online as quickly as possible.
Additional information on EPA’s efforts to address the novel coronavirus is available here.
Protection For U.S. Consumers From Fraudulent Coronavirus Disinfectant Claims
Posted on April 4, 2020
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler hosted an interactive telephone call with U.S. retailers and third-party marketplace platforms to discuss imposter disinfectant products and those that falsely claim to be effective against the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19. The E.P.A. has threatened legal proceedings against vendors of bogus coronavirus (COVID-19) cleaners, disinfectants and sanitizers. While such products might not be harmful, they offer the public a dangerously false sense of protection that could deter social distancing and promote the spread of COVID-19. The federal government is asking online retailers to take unregistered products that falsely claim protection from coronavirus off the market. The EPA has continued to add new surface disinfectant products to List N in an effort to combat COVID-19. Any brand that claims to kill or repel bacteria or viruses should be tested and registered by the E.P.A. and with the federal government.
How To Make (And Use) A Disinfectant Against Coronavirus
New York Times | April 7, 2020
Here's a guide to working with sprays, wipes and a bleach-based solution to clean surfaces of the pathogen.
The coronavirus that causes Covid-19 may survive for several days on some surfaces. Estimates of its life span vary, but the virus can clearly hang around long enough to make disinfecting frequently touched surfaces a priority. Normally, disinfectants, like Lysol and Clorox wipes, are available and would do the trick in cleaning most surfaces of contagions, but many of these items have been widely out of stock across the United States. If you cannot find any of these products, you can make an effective homemade disinfectant from a mixture of water and bleach. Read more here.
16 Safer Disinfectants To Use Against Coronavirus
April 7, 2020
Both the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the American Chemistry Council have lists (here and here) of products that do one of two things. Each product either complies with the EPA’s emerging viral pathogen guidance, with demonstrated efficacy against viruses harder to kill than SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), or have demonstrated efficacy against another human coronavirus similar to SARS-CoV-2. Read more here.