The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has approved 2 types: a chlorine-based disinfectant and a lysol disinfectant.
Both the chlorine- and lyso-based products have been approved for use in children.
Both products contain sodium laureth sulfate, which is used to clean toilets and other sinks.
The CDC says both the chlorine and lysis-based versions are safe and effective for children under 3 years old.
The agency says they are safe for adults and children of all ages.
The lysosol disinfection soap is approved for adults, but not children.
“The lysis disinfection products are a safe and efficacious solution for cleaning toilets, sinks, showerheads and other surfaces in the home, and should be used when children under 6 are present,” the CDC says in its announcement.
“The lYSOL disinfection is a more effective alternative for children and adults with asthma and allergy symptoms, such as coughing and wheezing.
The lysols are available in 1.7-oz, 2.3-oz and 4-oz bottles, with 1.4-oz containing 0.1 fluid ounces per ounce.
The 5-oz bottle of the lysosalen products is the only type of lysanol disinfectant that contains sodium lauret SLS.
The FDA has approved the disinfectants as “safe and effective.”
Both disinfectants are safe when used in the right amounts, the CDC said.