Testing and Safety

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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.