Coronavirus-killing spray wins approval from EPA


The EPA issued its first-ever approval of a product, SurfaceWise2, that kills the novel coronavirus for up to seven days after being applied to a surface.

The electrostatic spray manufactured by Allied BioScience can now be used by American Airlines inside its planes and at orthopedic clinics — but only in Texas according to POLITICO.

EPA is studying SurfaceWise2 under the federal pesticide law for broader approval, but the agency on Monday approved an emergency exemption following a request by the state of Texas and after determining that it has “no harmful effects on people or the environment.”