Product Selection: Kill Claims

Kill claims, or information about which pathogens the disinfectant kills, are available on the product label. The EPA maintains lists of registered products organized by the pathogens the disinfectant kills.


These lists are available at the EPA registered disinfectants web page.


For most situations in a nursing home, any of the EPA-registered hospital-grade disinfectants are adequate and should kill many bacteria and bloodborne viruses.


You will also want to ensure the availability of products that are effective against norovirus and C. difficile.