With everything on the internet today, it is so hard to find the truth. You think it would be easy, maybe even give the benefit of the doubt to some company's claims, yet in reality, research must always be done. I know I gave away the overall answer in the title, but ask yourself, prior to this did you pay attention to products labeled as sanitizing. If you didn't pay attention, then you probably used it to kill the latest virus, Covid-19, and didn't give a second thought to it.
What scares me is the fact that knowing the difference isn't a common understanding among the general public. As long as it is sanitizing or disinfecting, then we are good to go. When in reality it is not.
Sanitize. Most products found in today's homes are labeled as sanitizers. These are meant to reduce bacteria.
Disinfect. These products, that are EPA certified, are meant to kill bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
For a full list of products approved go here: https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2-covid-19
This is the key part here, disinfectants are the only products approved by the EPA to combat Covid-19. So next time you go to purchase wipes, use one offered in a public setting, or hire a company to clean your home, make sure that they are using correct supplies to their claims.
If you are planning on cleaning your home, follow these guidelines: