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Clorox Canada’s Total 360 Disinfectant Cleaner receives approval from Health Canada to kill COVID-19 Virus

Disinfecting Wipes effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in 30 seconds

September 28, 2020  by CM Staff

The Clorox Total 360® Disinfectant Cleaner kills SARS-CoV-2 (virus that causes COVID-19) in two minutes. (Clorox Canada)

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Clorox Canada’s Total 360 Disinfectant Cleaner and Disinfecting Wipes have been approved by Health Canada as effective in killing SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, on hard, non-porous surfaces.

The Clorox Total 360 Disinfectant Cleaner kills SARS-CoV-2 (virus that causes COVID-19) in two minutes and the Clorox Disinfecting Wipes kill SARS-CoV-2 in 30 seconds. Both products are bleach-free, a key differentiator between other disinfecting-cleaning products. Instead, these Health Canada-approved Clorox products contain quaternary ammonium chemistry that have proven effective against SARS-CoV-2. The combination of the chemistries used and how the Total 360 System distributes them means there is no delayed re-entry time, allowing bystanders to enter the room once spraying is complete.

“Canadians have an interest in the efficacy of their disinfecting-cleaning products in fighting the COVID-19 virus. The positive and stringent regulatory review by Health Canada of Clorox products gives Canadians the confidence they’re looking for when it comes to choosing the right product to protect them,” said Clorox Canada President and General Manager Dave Iacobelli, in prepared statement.

A study by the U.S.-based National Institute of Health (NIH) and published in the New England Journal of Medicine in March 2020, found that the virus may live on plastic and stainless-steel surfaces for up to three days. Indirect transmission through contaminated surfaces is relevant in settings with high concentration of COVID-19 patients, such as work-place outbreaks and hospitals where patients are treated.


Clorox’s Total 360 System uses electrostatic technology to wrap around an item or surface to clean and disinfect. This revolutionary cleaning system delivers superior coverage in an efficient, cost-effective way. The system uses 65% less solution, works 75% faster and can cover 18,000 square feet per hour. The Total 360 System is primarily used in institutional settings such as long-term care homes and hospitals, is proven to be safe to use on a variety of surfaces, and kills 99.9% of bacteria.

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