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Disinfectant Wait Times
Erik Gustafsson
Monday, March 16, 2020

In our attempts to disinfect our homes and places of work are we really doing a good job? I, for one, figured that wiping a surface one time with a wet wipe such as Kirkland Disinfecting Wipes would kill all the germs. Surprise, surprise! The label on the Kirkland wipes states: "To Disinfect: ...Treated surface must remain visibly wet for a full three (3) minutes."

So how about other methods of disinfecting? Lysol spray? Bleach? One has to carefully read the label.

The following article gives a simplified (no pun intended) explanation of some issues surrounding cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting (this is not intended to endorse Simple Green). https://simplegreen.com/news-and-media/effective-disinfecting/

For more complex discussions of the challenges to proper disinfecting, try Googling "wait time for disinfectants"