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Health Canada Approved Surface Disinfectant Wipes

Hard-surface disinfectants and hand sanitizers in a world with COVID-19
Although a long-time staple in health care settings, disinfecting wipes have certainly become the new must-have item in homes since the pandemic. That being said, it’s important that we as consumers understand how they work and use them correctly.

All disinfectants that have a Drug Identification Number (DIN) have been approved for sale in Canada and have gone through a rigorous approval system from Health Canada.  While most disinfectants will work against coronavirus, the following list of hard-surface disinfectants are supported by evidence following drug review, demonstrating that they are likely to be effective against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.


The DIN for a product is shown clearly on the label so inspect packages for this number before purchasing.


Click here to see a list of approved Surface Disinfectants that C6.ca carries

Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement by Health Canada. This is not a comprehensive list of all disinfectants and cleaning products that may be appropriate for use in public, institutional and household spaces.

Create a cleaning and disinfecting procedure
High touch surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected at least twice a day when potential contamination has occurred or the surfaces are visibly soiled. If surfaces or areas are highly or visibly soiled, it is important to first clean them with a standard cleaner, then wipe and air dry; then you disinfect the surface with a disinfectant wipe or spray.  Surfaces frequently touched with hands are most likely to be contaminated. High touch surfaces can include doorknobs, elevator buttons, light switches, toilet handles, handrails, and keypads.

 
When cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, your most time-efficient option is to choose products that clean and disinfect all at once.

Cleaning vs Disinfecting: did you know in many cases it’s important to clean an area first BEFORE disinfecting?

Read the label
Follow the cleaning product label instructions. Many cleaners require contact with the surface for a specified amount of time to be effective. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning high touch electronics (e.g., touch screens, pin pads, keyboards, tablets). Clean so that when the surface is wiped, the surface still appears wet. Allow the surface to air dry or wipe down after the recommended contact time. If liquids can be withstood, disinfect with alcohol or disinfectant wipes containing 70% alcohol.

Always wash your hands after cleaning and disinfecting
After cleaning and disinfecting, wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to remove any chemical residue or virus particles that may have contacted the skin. Follow up with alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.

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