All disinfectants that have a drug identification number (DIN) have been approved for sale in 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 and may be used against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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. We will update this list with additional products as evidence is provided from industry applicants.

How to find out which products are on Health Canada's list of hard-surface disinfectants with evidence against COVID-19

  1. Locate the Drug Identification Number (DIN) on the disinfectant product label

  2. Look for that number on the Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) list

For more information on Health Canada's emerging viral pathogens approach for hard-surface disinfectant drugs, contact the Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate at hc.nnhpd-dpsnso.sc@canada.ca.

You can find more information on all other approved disinfectants and other drug products on our searchable Drug Product Database or here below:

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/disinfectants/covid-19/list.html#tbl1

Get more information on drug products.

 

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