EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler held a phone call with major retailers such as
The Environmental Protection Agency is asking retailers and third-party platforms such as
- “Amazon requires sellers provide accurate information on detail pages, and we have processes in place to proactively block inaccurate claims about COVID-19,” Carletta Ooton, Amazon’s vice president of safety, sustainability, security and compliance, said in an EPA news release.
- The EPA has a registration process under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to verify products claiming anti-viral, antibacterial, disinfectant, sterilizing, or sanitizing properties.
- The agency warns that non-registered products may not effectively eliminate the virus or reduce its spread and could even be harmful to consumers’ health.