NEA releases list of 18 Household Cleaning Products that are proven effective against COVID-19 Virus

Keep a lookout for them

NEA’s list of household cleaning products against Wuhan Virus

National Environment Agency (NEA) of Singapore has just released a list of Household Disinfectants and Cleaning Products that come with active ingredients that will effectively kill coronaviruses including the more recent COVID-19.

List of cleaning products

The products can be commonly found in supermarkets and general stores here. Familiar brands that are found in the list include Dettol, Clorox, KAO, Mr Muscle and more.

Here’s the list.

 Product NameActive Ingredients 
1. Simple Green Clean Finish Alkyl  dimethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides 0.15%
Alkyl dimethyl ethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides 0.15%  
2.Clorox Disinfectant Wipes Alkyl dimenthylbenzyl ammonium chloride 0.13% 
3.Clorox Scentiva Disinfectant (Various Scents) Alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride 0.3% 
4.Dettol Anti-bacterial Surface Cleanser Trigger Spray Benzalkonium chloride 0.096% 
5. Dettol Healthy Clean Kitchen  Benzalkonium chloride 0.1% 
6.Dettol Healthy Clean Bathroom  Benzalkonium chloride 0.1% 
Hydrogen peroxide 1%
7. Mr Muscle 5 in 1 Multi-Purpose Cleaner (Various Scents) Quartenary ammonium compounds 0.16% 
8. Dettol Laundry Sanitiser Chloroxylenol 2% 
9. Walch Laundry Sanitiser Chloroxylenol 2.3-2.5% 
10. Walch Antiseptic Germicide Chloroxylenol 4.5-5.5% 
11. Dettol Antiseptic Germicide Chloroxylenol 4.8% 
12. Dettol Antiseptic Disinfectant Liquid Chloroxylenol 4.8% 
13. Kao Bleach Liquid Hypochlorite > 1% 
14. Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner + Bleach  Sodium hypochlorite 1.84%
15. Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner with Bleach Sodium hypochlorite 2.40% 
16. Essential Waitrose Thick Original Bleach Sodium hypochlorite 2.5-5.0% 
17. Budget Bleach Sodium hypochlorite 3.25% 
18. Giant All Purpose Household Bleach Sodium hypochlorite 5.25% 

The public can also look out for products with these active ingredients in them that have proven effective against the virus.

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 Active Ingredient (A.I.) 
1. Sodium hypochlorite  
(0.1 – 0.5%)1 
2. 70% ethyl alcohol
3. Povidone-iodine (1% iodine)1 
4. Chloroxylenol (0.24%)2 
5. 50% isopropanol
6. 0.05% benzalkonium chloride3 
(Quaternary Ammonium Compound) 
7. 50ppm iodine in iodophor
8. 0.23% sodium chlorite
9. 1% cresol soap3
(sodium alkyl-ben-zene sulfonate) 
10. Hydrogen peroxide (0.5-7.0%)4 

Product illustration

Popular Facebook page Singapore Atrium Sale has also provided us with illustrations for ease of recognizing the cleaning products when looking for them in supermarkets and stores.

Here’s every single one of them.

So useful.

Usage precautions

NEA has also advised avoiding contact with eyes and skin when using these cleaning products due to the harsh chemical contents in them. Additionally, when sodium hypochlorite is used on metal, wipe away residues after 10 minutes with a wet cloth as it is corrosive to metals.

You can also refer to the guidelines below for environmental cleaning of residences that may be exposed to the COVID-19 virus.

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