Disinfectant Concentrations for EPA's List of Products Effective against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Human HIV-1, and Hepatitis B Virus

March 10, 2020 | Evaluations & Guidance


*Note:**EPA's list of products effective againstMycobacterium tuberculosis, human HIV-1, and hepatitis B virus (List E) was updated on March 4, 2020; the updated list can be found on the[EPA website](https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-03/documents/2018.05.01.liste_.pdf). We are in the process of incorporating the updated information into our table. *

FDA's 2015 guidance Reprocessing Medical Devices in Health Care Settings: Validation Methods and Labeling states that "items contaminated with blood or body fluids, which may contain blood-borne pathogens, should be cleaned and then receive intermediate level disinfection with a product having an EPA-registered claim for activity against hepatitis B." Antimicrobial products in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's List E are effective in killing Mycobacterium tuberculosis, human HIV-1, and hepatitis B virus. Manufacturers of reusable medical devices may recommend the use of certain generic disinfectants (e.g., isopropyl alcohol) at certain concentrations. But List E contains just EPA registration...

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