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    Re: No need for EPA registration?

    Posted by No Dope on 10/26/06

    Chris - Thanks for raising this question. I am a builder in North
    Carolina and I cannot tell you how many times a mold dude (as we
    call them) comes by to hawk some new product. When we ask for EPA
    registrations, they dance from one foot to another and hem and haw
    about they donít need no stinking registration. We politely tell
    them that our insurer, lender, and mold inspector sure as hell
    does need the stinking registrations. We then bet on how quickly
    they can leave our construction site without hitting something.

    If you confront these guys, they quickly realize you are not some
    dope and find the door most ricky-tick. Mold prevention chemicals
    must be EPA registered no matter what stories you are told. Donít
    be a dope...

    On 10/22/06, Chris wrote:
    > Henry - Thanks for the info. Since my post, I contacted a
    > pesticide consultant and he explained the exact same thing - If
    > a registered antimicrobial chemical is added to a sealer, then
    > the performance claim can only apply to the sealer in the can
    > and not to the surfaces the sealer is applied. Any product
    > making a mold prevention claim must be registered. The treated
    > article exemption cannot be legally twisted to avoid
    > registration.
    > As you recommended, I will reported the company to our
    > department of agriculture and see what happens next. I am tired
    > of being lied to by these companies. If they want to sell
    > antimicrobial products, then have them registered. I am
    > certainly not going to jeopardize my companyís reputation or
    > face potential legal expenses because some sales rep tells me
    > their product doesnít need EPA registration. I might be a little
    > slow, but Iím not stupid.
    > Chris
    > On 10/21/06, Henry Z wrote:
    >>> The product as a whole does not need to be registered.
    >> The above is a common and very expensive mistake made by
    >> companies selling surface protection products that contain an
    >> EPA registered antimicrobial from another company. If a product
    >> makes claims beyond protecting the product it has been
    >> incorporated into then YES it does have to be registered with
    >> the EPA.
    >> In other words, an EPA registed antimicrobial can be added to
    >> paint with the claim that it helps protect the paint but it
    >> cannot make the claim that it protects the surface from
    >> contamination unless the entire product is registered.
    >> Do the EPA a favor and give them everything you have on the
    >> company that contacted you.
    >>> On 10/19/06, R Duso wrote:
    >>> Chris,
    >>> EPA registration,
    >>> It is necessary for all individual products in the
    >>> formulation to be registered.
    >>> The product as a whole does not need to be registered.
    >>> Dick D.

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