The COVID-19 coronavirus is certainly something nasty that can be present in your household right now. However, health experts say that, like all other coronavirus types, it is no match for a good disinfectant. Of course, there is a catch: Many commercial disinfecting products contain "pretty serious chemicals" that can cause asthma, according to Consumer Reports associate health editor Catherine Roberts.

With demand for disinfecting wipes outnumbering their supply, it is good to know that there are other products that you can use to protect you and your home, and you may have some of them already. Based on advices from various experts, the following household cleaning products can kill coronavirus just as effectively as any disinfectant:

Soap And Water

 

1. Defense Bar Soap (2-Pack)
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Available in original, oatmeal and peppermint scents, the Defense Bar Soap is made using tea tree and eucalyptus oil, both of which are effective in washing away bacteria, germs and viruses. This soap restores your skin's natural barrier and helps control production of sebum and dead skin cells.

2. Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Hand Soap (3-Pack)
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Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Liquid Hand Soap is a hard-working, non-drying soap. Free of parabens and phthalates, it is made using organic ingredients, which include essential oils, aloe vera and olive oil. Together with water, it can kill off unwanted virus-causing germs clinging on the surface and (especially) your hands.

Bleach

 

3. Evolve Ultra Concentrated Bleach Tablets (2-Pack)
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Only a mix of water and one tab of Evolve Ultra Concentrated Bleach Tablet is enough to kill off germs and viruses anywhere around your home. It is effective in the bathroom and the kitchen, but can be used to clean dishes, glass bottles and even baby bottles and toys.

4. Clorox Zero Splash Bleach Pen (4 Pens)
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The Clorox Zero Splash Bleach Pen is proof that you do not need a big splash to clean small, germ-infested areas. It is dual-tipped with a fine point and a broad scrubber, allowing you to remove stains with added precision and control that are combined with the power of Clorox bleach.

Hydrogen Peroxide

 

5. Solimo Hydrogen Peroxide Topical Solution USP
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Though used mainly as first aid treatment to prevent risk of infection from minor cuts, scrapes and burns, the Solimo Hydrogen Peroxide Topical Solution USP, in stock April 9, can also be used to clean household surfaces since it contains 3 percent hydrogen peroxide, which works just as effectively as bleach in killing germs and viruses.