Disinfectant Concentrations and Contact Times for EPA's List of Products Effective against Clostridioides difficile

March 24, 2020 | Evaluations & Guidance


On March 4, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated its List K: EPA's Registered Antimicrobial Products Effective against Clostridium difficile Spores. (These bacterial spores are now known as Clostridioides difficile still abbreviated as C. diff, but EPA's list reflects the earlier name.) Manufacturers of reusable, noncritical medical devices and equipment may recommend the use of certain generic disinfectants (e.g., sodium hypochlorite) at certain concentrations. But List K contains just EPA registration numbers and product brand names.

To help you more easily determine whether any products on the list match manufacturer disinfectant recommendations, we've created a table listing the disinfectant...

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