Since 1889, Lysol has been helping families do more for health. Since introducing our first disinfectant to help end a cholera epidemic, we’ve steadily expanded and improved our products to meet the world’s ever-changing needs. In 1918, Lysol was first touted as an effective means of fighting the flu virus. In 1930, the Lysol Brand Disinfectant Liquid was introduced to drug stores and hospitals. Today, Lysol’s cleansers, disinfectants, and hand soaps are widely used in homes, schools, and businesses around the world.