Lysol and other recommended disinfectants claiming virucidal properties have been basically impossible to find here for weeks. I did however, find a bottle of clorox all-purpose disinfecting cleaner with the same active ingredient as my lysol wipes (dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride) with a .3% concentration as opposed to Lysol’s .26%.
I’ve been doing as much research as a chemistry inept mechanical engineer can to find studies on the active ingredient and viruses, with mixed reviews, and am turning to you for help. I’m wondering if i follow similar instructions to lysol’s (wet for 10 minutes before air drying) with this product, am I going to achieve the same effect, or is that not necessarily the case? Is the lack of indication and instructions on the packaging for virucidal disinfectant what’s holding it back from making it onto the EPA and canadian equivalent lists, or could there be a legitimate reason they cant make that claim?
I know this is a long-shot, but any insight you might share would be greatly appreciated in these interesting times.