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Safer household cleaning and disinfection

Mixing household cleaners can be dangerous. Find out how to use them safely and which disinfectants to use to help fight COVID-19.

Sanitizing and household cleaning products

Safely sanitize your space

Sanitary conditions and hygiene is critical in all areas - commercial, retail and residential alike. Yet, with the desire to sanitize our homes and workspaces comes risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 39% of adults have misused cleaning products when trying to combat COVID-19 and one quarter reported: “an adverse health effect that they believed was a result” of the products. 

Your well-being is fundamental to UL’s mission: working for a safer world. Our chemical experts have compiled the information below to help raise awareness about what household cleaners should never be mixed, which cleaning products can fight COVID-19, and some tips for safer use of cleaners and disinfectants. 

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Sanitizers, Disinfectants and Other Chemical Products

Regulatory guidance, alternate material support, testing and verification to meet market demand for hand sanitizers, cleaning wipes or disinfecting products.

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