This looks promising, Lysol

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sjerin

Too bad it's unavailable. At least, I've never seen it or its cousins in the stores these past months. And forget about amazon.

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chloebud

I started seeing it on some shelves again. I'm sure this news from the EPA isn't going to help.

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Fun2BHere

I've been trying to buy Lysol products for months with no success. I've always used the dual cleaning wipes for the bathrooms and I'm so disappointed to be unable to replenish my supply. In fact, some sites show the product to be discontinued which, if true, will really be disappointing to me.

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ci_lantro

Make your own. It's nothing more than a quaternary disinfectant plus alcohol plus water. Much cheaper; a gallon of quats will last you a lifetime.

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jakkom

The important point to remember is the 2 minute wait time. Which is pretty long for many people to wait, actually. There's a tendency to "spritz and use", LOL.

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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

I have resorted to other similar products because lysol has not been available anywhere in the area for months. I just have always liked lysol products. I have been using Odorban for years which kills lots of stuff. It was what was recommended and used for cleaning up after the floods.

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Elmer J Fudd

Don't forget that a proper dilution of fresh bleach in water is also very effective. Bleach is now more easily available in my area than it was a few months ago (while the "disinfectants" remain MIA) and hopefully in others too.

Remember when doing a bleach solution to be careful, wear eye protection from splashes, and add bleach to water rather than the other way around. And wear gloves when using it (All of the above was advice from a chemistry professor ages ago).

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pudgeder

Using bleach water to clean may kill the virus, but if you're wanting to spray your furniture, it's not smart.

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Elmer J Fudd

"if you're wanting to spray your furniture"

I'm not sure what furniture you like to spray. If you're talking about wooden furniture, sure, but I don't think I'd wipe most furniture with any kind of disinfectant. Certainly not Lysol, unless I'm missing something.

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matthias_lang

We still have a little spray Lysol leftover a flood event. I know there is more than one kind of spray Lysol, or at least there used to be. I also have some of the old fashioned liquid Lysol in a small brown bottle. Will look it up (again) to see if its ingredients are now tested against coronavirus.

I strongly dislike the long lingering smell of every Lysol I've encountered, but will use it if it seems the wise thing to do. I've been using isopropyl alcohol, bleach solutions, soap and water hand washing, and just plain detergent washes for corona related concerns.

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olychick

I never buy this kind of stuff, but have been wanting some since covid, just because it's sometimes too messy with bleach and worrying about getting it on my clothes, etc. I was at the grocery store last week and cruised the cleaning aisle to see if there were any kind of wipes on the shelves and there was a brand new case of this Lysol product. I hadn't heard anything about it and saw that it killed viruses, but wasn't sure about covid. I put 2 in my cart then noticed it was scented so put one back, not wanting to have 2 cans of stuff I couldn't bear the smell of. When I got home I looked it up and found it was certified against covid so was happy and the scent isn't bad, plus it dissipates quickly.

Then I saw this thread - total coincidence that it was the product I found.

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woodrose

I use the lemon-scented liquid Lysol in a spray bottle. It has a nice scent that doesn't linger very long. I'm very sensitive to scent and my DH has severe breathing problems, so I wouldn't use if it had too harsh of an scent and lingered.

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jupidupi

I don't like scented stuff either, although lemon is usually pretty benign. Up until Covid, I mostly cleaned surfaces with a vinegar and water spray, and glass with alcohol and water--partly because I don't want to mess with harsh chemicals, and partly out of general cheapness. I've also heard that just washing countertops with soap and water is effective because it destroys Corona's oily surface. But I have a full can of Lysol! I found it in the back of the closet, where it's been for years. I hope it's still good.


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olychick

jupidupi, check your lysol against the Epa list to see if it's effective against coronavirus. The way I was reading the article above was that this is the first Lysol product to be approved against covid19.

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jupidupi

That's a good idea. I was surprised to come across it. I only found it because I was deep cleaning a closet. I was thinking that I wanted some disinfectant wipes, so was pleased when a friend told me that she could get some. It was kind of disappointing when she brought me some baby wipes. Although she's the same person who told me she's keeping healthy drinking a special tea made with ginger and pine bark. Who knows -- maybe it works? Can't be worse than hydroxychloroquine.

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always1stepbehind

Since I had a hard time finding hand wipes like Wet Wipes, I use baby wipes and a little spray bottle filled with alcohol to keep in my car. It's better than nothing and works till I can wash my hands properly with soap and water.


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