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Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray is Approved by Health Canada for Use Against the Virus That Causes COVID-19

Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray provides an initial kill against the virus, when used as directed

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 10, 2021-- Health Canada has approved Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray (DIN 02490730) as effective at killing SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray is approved to kill SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. (Photo: Business Wire)

Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray is approved to kill SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. (Photo: Business Wire)

In accordance with Health Canada’s guidelines, Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray has been tested by a third-party lab, and was shown to kill SARS-CoV-2 in five minutes. Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray is the second product in the brand’s lineup that provides an initial kill of the virus, when used as directed. Microban 24 Multi-Purpose Cleaner was also approved by Health Canada last month.

When used as directed as a disinfectant, Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray kills 99.9% of cold and flu viruses within 5 mintues1 of being sprayed. Additionally, when used as directed for 24-hour sanitizing, Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray kills 99.9% of bacteria for 24 hours2.

“Canadians wish to keep their families and loved ones safe during this time, so we are excited to have Health Canada’s approval on the Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray,” says Moses Ogbonnaya, P&G Canada Country Leader Fabric & Home Care, “as it can provide Canadians with added peace of mind, in addition to protection against bacteria for up to 24 hours.2

As COVID-19 persists through 2021, it’s important for Canadians to continue doing their part in protecting their families and loved ones through proper cleaning and disinfecting practices. Health Canada advises to clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces to lower the chance of COVID-19 spreading in your home, workplace and public spaces3. With the winter season in full swing for many Canadians, it’s even more important to prioritize sanitizing and disinfecting to protect against bacterial illnesses where cold and flu symptoms are more common4. Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray and Multi-Purpose Cleaner are go-to products for many Canadian households because consumers can trust that their family can be protected from bacteria for 24 hours2 and continue killing 99.9% of bacteria, when used as directed.

“It’s important to have a product that has gone through the rigour of testing to show it has the ability to kill,” says Jason Tetro, long time infection prevention and control researcher and better known as The Germ Guy. “It provides the confidence every family needs that they are doing the best they can to stay safe.”

Microban 24 Sanitizing Spray and Multi-Purpose Cleaner is available in both Fresh Scent and Citrus Scent. The entire Microban 24 product lineup is sold at major retailers nationwide in store and online. Microban 24 is also sold through P&G Professional, the away from home division, to professional end-users in hospitality, building cleaning and maintenance, and transportation.

To learn more, please visit P&G Everyday. Follow Microban 24 on Instagram and Facebook at @Microban24 for tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your cleaning products, as well as updates on future innovations and offerings.

1

Microban 24 Santizing Spray kills viruses that cause common colds and the flu, including Human Coronavirus, Influenza A H1N1, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus. The specific bacteria this product kills as a disinfectant are: S. aureus, P. aeruginosa, and S. enterica.

2

The specific bacteria this product kills for 24 hours are: S. aureus & E. aerogenes.

3

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks.html

4

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/laboratory-biosafety-biosecurity/pathogen-safety-data-sheets-risk-assessment/streptococcus-pyogenes.html

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About Procter & Gamble Professional
P&G Professional is the away-from-home division of Procter & Gamble, serving the hospitality, foodservice, building cleaning and maintenance, healthcare, and food/drug/mass industries. P&G Professional offers complete solutions utilizing its parent company's scale, trusted brands and strengths in market and consumer understanding. P&G Professional features such brands as Tide® Professional, Dawn® Professional, Cascade® Professional, Mr. Clean® Professional, Febreze® Professional, Swiffer® Professional, Comet®, Spic and Span®, Bounty®, Safeguard®, and its own brand, P&G Pro Line®. Please visit www.pgpro.com for the latest information about P&G Professional's solutions and services.

Renee Weekes
MSL Canada
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Corinne Durieu
Communincations
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Source: Procter & Gamble