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    Re: No need for EPA registration?

    Posted by WRONG on 11/29/06

    WRONG! Only EPA registerd products can make any claims to prevent,
    kill or destroy mold.

    On 10/26/06, No Dope wrote:
    > 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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