How We Test Disinfectants to the Highest Standards

When we test our disinfectants to evaluate their safety, we aim to go above and beyond our own exceedingly high standards to surpass expectations. Here’s how we ensure our products live up to our commitment to safety:

First and foremost, Clorox® Regular Bleach2, like all types of bleach, is registered with and regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). To be approved by the EPA, products must pass strict microbiological efficacy tests that prove they kill bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

But before all of our bleach and disinfecting products go on the market, Clorox conducts our own rigorous human and environmental safety assessments, evaluating ingredients and product formulations. We also engage third-party laboratories to conduct their own independent testing – because you shouldn’t just have to take our word for it. And once Clorox products are in the hands of consumers, we are committed to regularly monitoring scientific developments relating to our products.

Clorox products are also extensively tested in healthcare facilities, where they are used to help protect vulnerable patients from infection-causing germs and are evaluated by leading experts in rigorous, external, evidence-based research.

Because Clorox takes product safety seriously, we want to make sure our customers have easy access to information that helps them better understand bleach and our product safety processes. That’s why, on our website, we make product safety information publicly available and have dedicated a portion to answering your questions. We want to make sure your voice is being heard and that we are learning firsthand how our products are being used so we can respond to you.

Even after all of our testing, ensuring our products’ safety doesn’t stop there. We continue to listen, engage in open dialogues, and work to find answers for the questions you have – and create and test products that protect the families you love.