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Testing and Safety


Is Certainty SmartBoost registered with the EPA?

While Certainty SmartBoost itself is exempt from EPA registration under 40 CFR 152.25(a), the active ingredient, BIOSAFE, is registered with the EPA. (Complete name:  BIOSAFE HM 4100 Antimicrobial - EPA Reg. No. 83019-1)


How has Certainty SmartBoost been tested?

In addition to testing for antimicrobial efficacy, the active ingredient in Certainty SmartBoost, BIOSAFE, has been extensively tested and verified by independent GLP EPA/FDA certified labs (more than 40 different studies and tests). This includes testing for:

  • Cytotoxicity

  • Systemic toxicity

  • Intracutaneous toxicity

  • Irritation and sensitization

  • Mutagenicity


Additional testing performed:

  • An inhalation study

  • A 48-day human patch study (RIPT)

  • A HETCAM study for eye irritation

What microorganisms has BIOSAFE been tested against?

While BIOSAFE has been tested against a wide range of microorganisms during the process of receiving EPA approval and FDA clearance, the only claim that BIOSAFE is currently making is that it will infuse machine-washable fabrics with protection against bacteria, mold, and mildew that cause odors and degradation.  


Is Certainty SmartBoost harmful to the planet?

Certainty SmartBoost is a “green,” environmentally responsible solution. Its water-based formula does not contain any bis-chlorinated phenols or parabens. The laundry treatment decays into commonly occurring material like silicon dioxide (sand), carbon and nitrogen oxides, and water.

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