On the environmental front Benefect® really established itself as a leading, sustainable technology. Of course, being the first disinfectant that is botanical in composition is going to be environmentally-friendly. Originally, Health Canada regulations were not set up to allow for botanical disinfectants because none existed and disinfectants were by definition poisonous. So again, Benefect® has blazed the trail.
Health Canada is responsible for evaluating and monitoring the safety, effectiveness and quality of pharmaceutical drugs and other therapeutic products available to Canadians. Therefore, all disinfectants must be thoroughly reviewed by Health Canada as a normal component of registration which includes reviewing the impact the product may have on the:
Wildlife and Aquatic Organisms
Plant & Non-Target Insects
Benefect® has also been certified by the Environmental Choice Ecologo Program which is North America's leading benchmark of environmentally-responsible products and services. Their mission is to encourage the supply of products and services that are more environmentally responsible and to help organizations and consumers buy green.
Click here to see the Certification Criteria (particularly pg. 10, sections 2-7) that Benefect® was verified against by independent auditors which states the product:
1. must not be labelled harmful, corrosive or an irritant
2. must have less than 1% VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)
3. must have a pH between 3 and 11
4. must not contain aromatic solvents, halogenated solvents, ethylene glycol ethers or their acetates, alkylphenol ethoxylates, silver & other heavy metals, carcinogens, halogens or halogen salts, quaternary ammonium compounds, glutaraldehyde, or phenolics & much more...
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