The EPA’s Emergency Guidance for the Monkeypox Virus

09 September 2022
The EPA’s Emergency Guidance for the Monkeypox Virus

In a press release on July 23,2022, the EPA responded to the viral outbreak of monkeypox, declaring it a ‘global health emergency.’ This declaration comes after a 77% increase in cases has been seen since early June.

The EPA also published a list of cleaning products that are effective in killing the monkeypox virus. At D.H. Bertenthal & Sons, we know that safety is your number one priority and this means providing you with disinfectants that kill and protect against monkeypox and other pathogens.

We offer a wide array of EPA recommended disinfectants that are tailored to your unique needs. From everyday use to heavy duty hospital grade cleaners, D.H. Bertenthal & Sons is sure to have just what you need to keep your community safe this summer and into the fall.

Everyday disinfectants

According to the EPA, monkeypox is classified as a Tier 1 enveloped virus. While this classification indicates that monkeypox is easily inactivated, it’s still important to know when and where to use specific products.

Purell Hand Sanitizing WipesPurell Hand Sanitizing wipes are an excellent choice to put at the entrance of high traffic areas. This will help keep your community safe by reducing contact transmission. Genesans #5 Hyperfect 256 is a great, hospital grade option for daily disinfection of hard surfaces. This fragrance free solution works well as a daily disinfectant for monkeypox and other pathogens in high trafficked areas.

Deep Cleaning

For a deeper clean, you might consider either of our #7 GeneFect or HyperFect RTU solutions. These hospital grade disinfectants can be used for both routine and heavy duty cleaning. The HyperFect RTU, in particular, is an EPA registered TB and virucide that is more than capable of inactivating monkeypox and other, stronger pathogens.

GeneFect Disinfectant Cleaner - Gal.

Genesan™ HyperFect RTU Disinfectant/Cleaner

Genesan™ #17 Hypersan Disinfectant & Sanitizer

If you’re working with food, we know that the intersection of cleanliness and food safety is no joke. Being able to sanitize dishes, glassware, and utensils effectively is essential to preventing the spread of monkeypox and other viruses. Our Hypersan Disinfectant is perfect for maintaining your commercial kitchen or food processing plants' high standard of cleanliness.

For more guidance and answers to questions regarding your specific needs, please contact D.H. Bertenthal & Sons to discuss our particular disinfection recommendations.