Cleaning Product Testing

With so many different cleaning products on the market, it is hard to decide what to use. Are the natural cleaning products as effective as those with strong chemicals? What is the safest yet effective product to use for my family? To answer these questions, I decided to compare the effectiveness of different cleaning products on bacteria. (It is not possible to test for viruses at home.) Scroll through the list and click on the names of the products you are interested in.

=This product has been tested and is shown to kill a norovirus surrogate and does great in my experiments.

=This product has been tested and shown to kill a norovirus surrogate and does pretty well in my experiments.

=This product does well in my experiments but has not been tested and shown to kill norovirus.

=I detect a little germ-killing with this product. 

=My experiments don't show any significant germ killing with this product. 

No rating= I have not tested this product enough to decide.

I would feel confident using any product that I have listed as 3 stars or higher for general disinfecting around the house when no one has a stomach bug. If someone has a stomach bug, I'd use a solution of 10% chlorine bleach in water which is still the gold standard for germ killing or the Clorox Hydrogen Peroxide Spray

 or wipes. Any products that are 2 star or 1 star might be good for removing grease and grime, but don't count on them for germ-killing.