The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported an outbreak of disease caused by a novel coronavirus (referred to as 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)). This is an evolving situation, and it is recommended that all concerned consult the WHO, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. CDC) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) websites frequently for the most updated information regarding the outbreak. Several 3M disinfectants are available for you to assess for use.
Due to the 2019-nCoV being a newly emerging pathogen there is no U.S. EPA registered disinfectant currently available on the market with the 2019-nCoV efficacy claim specifically listed on their container label. The U.S. EPA Emerging Pathogen Policy allows for professional judgments on effectiveness of disinfectants with current registrations with similar, representative microorganism families based on their cell structures. A person with the appropriate knowledge and technical skills to analyze such information can make a determination based on published information on disinfectant cleaners that meet the U.S. EPA Emerging Pathogen Policy for use on non-critical, hard, non-porous surfaces as defined by U.S. EPA.
3M strongly encourages our customers to refer to all relevant regulatory bodies such as WHO, U.S. CDC and U.S. EPA for guidance on specific disinfectants during this evolving outbreak. For any country, including the U.S., local regulations should always be consulted before selecting and utilizing a disinfectant cleaner. Before reviewing the 3M product information below, please note that the general and technical information, and other statements contained in this webpage and related documents and resources, are based upon both publicly-available information and 3M-internal records, tests, or experience that 3M believes to be reliable, but the accuracy, completeness, and representative nature of such information is not guaranteed. Such information is intended for people with knowledge and technical skills sufficient to assess and apply their own informed judgment to the information. Many factors beyond 3M’s control and uniquely within user’s knowledge and control can affect the use and performance of a 3M product in a particular application. As a result, customer is solely responsible for evaluating the product and determining whether it is appropriate and suitable for customer’s application.
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