Is Your Workplace Really Clean? Don’t Be So Sure

INDIANAPOLIS –  State officials are warning Indiana residents to be wary about false or misleading claims that  some companies are making about their ability to combat the spread of the coronavirus with disinfectants or cleaning services.

The Office of the Indiana State Chemist said cleaning services and cleaning product manufacturers have claimed they can disinfect homes, workplaces, hospitals, cars and other spaces with products that will specifically kill the coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease COVID-19.  They warn that such exaggerated or outright false claims could create a false sense of security.

Consumers are urged to visit the Office of the Indiana State Chemist website at www.oisc.purdue.edu to find a list of products that are effective against the virus, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency criteria.