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Popular Product Hits EPA's Virus-Killing List

Pine-Sol is one of nearly 500 disinfectants to get the nod

(Newser) - Have some Pine-Sol? The Environmental Protection Agency says it's good for more than cleaning floors—it kills the coronavirus, too, CNN reports. The EPA has added Pine-Sol to its list of coronavirus-killing products, where Fox Business notes that it's listed under the name Tuck 3. (The list is... More »

Don't Hold Your Breath for the Return of Clorox Wipes

Cleaning product might not be in stock in stores until 2021

(Newser) - Eagerly awaiting the return of Clorox disinfectant wipes to store shelves? You'll be waiting quite a while. Clorox said Monday that the popular cleaning product bought up at the start of the coronavirus pandemic might not appear in stores until 2021. "Given the fact cold and flu [season]... More »

Accidents Involving Cleaning Products Are Way Up

In the rush to disinfect, 'common sense can take a back seat'

(Newser) - Americans are spending much more time cleaning and using a lot more cleaning products than they did before the pandemic—and some of them are unaware that mixing bleach with ammonia or vinegar can create chlorine gas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says calls to poison hotlines about... More »

Breast Cancer Linked to Cleaning Products

Mold, mildew cleaner particularly worrisome

(Newser) - As if anyone needed another reason to stop scrubbing, here's another: cleaning products have been linked to breast cancer in a new study. Scientists also found a link between an increased risk of developing the cancer to air fresheners and insect repellents. Women who regularly used a combination of cleaning... More »

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