The active ingredient in most Lysol products is benzalkonium chloride, which primarily functions as a disinfectant. Lysol was first introduced in Germany in 1889 to end a cholera epidemic.
Since 1928, Lysol has been an effective means of fighting the common flu virus. It was introduced to drug stores and hospitals in 1930, and today it is widely used in a variety of environments around the world as a cleaning agent and disinfectant.
The Lysol company is partnered with many organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is an active participant in supporting disaster relief efforts all over the globe.