In the environmental front Benefect® really established itself as a leading, sustainable technology. Of course, being the first disinfectant that is botanical (plant-based) in composition, it is going to be environmentally-friendly. Originally, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations were not set up to allow for botanical disinfectants because none had ever existed before and disinfectants were, by definition, poisonous. So Benefect has blazed the trail!
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's mandate is to protect human health & the environment. Therefore, all disinfectants must be thoroughly reviewed by the EPA as a normal component of registration which includes reviewing the impact the product may have on the:
Further to the EPA review, Benefect has also been certified by the 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.
Independent auditors have verified that Benefect meets the EcoLogo Certification Criteria. Most notably page 10, sections 2-7 indicate that products…
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...
Benefect products are proven in the restoration industry. For contractors who wish to go green, it's an easy switch.