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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).

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