In regards to the virus that causes COVID-19, information is still evolving, so please consult the CDC website for the latest. However, we have tested Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Clorox Disinfecting Wipes which are both on the EPA-approved list of disinfectants. In our testing, they appear to cause no harm to our products. If you use another brand, we recommend trying a small test patch first.
There are a few things to keep in mind in regards to disinfecting Vernier products.
- With few exceptions, Vernier products are not waterproof. Be careful not to let any liquids seep into the seams where they might damage the electronics.
- Bleach and alcohol options strong enough to disinfect will likely damage some of the materials from which our products are constructed and are not recommended.
- The duration of time viruses are viable on various surfaces ranges from several hours to several days. So keep in mind that if an item hasn’t been touched in weeks, the risk of infection is likely low.