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    Re: Mold Prevention non-toxic on new construction

    Posted by Ned on 8/02/05

    > DecoGuard is a patented product from Organic Products International and has been
    > scientifically proven to eliminate all types of mold on contact. Our formula is
    > Organic, Non-Toxic, and it is approved by the FDA.

    Do you have a patent number? I did a search at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    site ( ) and there is neither a patent or
    published patent application for a product called "DecoGuard", "Deco Guard",
    or "Deco Gard". I also did a search for patents and trademarks owned by "Organic
    Products International" and "Mold Elimination of Florida" and found nothing. I was
    also unable to find anything in the FDA databases on DecoGuard, a product you claim
    has been approved by the FDA.

    > We are not EPA approved and choose not to. We are not, we are not a pestiside! We
    > do not have any chemicals in our product, and we do not want to be labeled as just
    > another mold killer.

    There is no such thing as an EPA approved product. The EPA registers products and
    it's not a matter of choice, it's the law when the product is a pesticide:

    "Federal law requires that before selling or distributing a pesticide in the United
    States, a person or company must obtain registration, or license, from EPA. Before
    registering a new pesticide or new use for a registered pesticide, EPA must first
    ensure that the pesticide, when used according to label directions, can be used with
    a reasonable certainty of no harm to human health and without posing unreasonable
    risks to the environment. To make such determinations, EPA requires more than 100
    different scientific studies and tests from applicants. Where pesticides may be used
    on food or feed crops, EPA also sets tolerances (maximum pesticide residue levels)
    for the amount of the pesticide that can legally remain in or on foods."

    >We do not Kill mold. We eliminate it and then protect the areas treated. We promote
    >indoor air quality.

    Eliminate and kill mean the same thing.

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