Posts made in November, 2013


Automobiles and Antimicrobials


Posted on Nov 29, 2013

  Automobiles and Antimicrobials Whether the active lifestyle is of your making or the making of your children, most people today are faced with a life of running from point to point. For many, the automobile is a mobile locker room where kids change from their dance shoes to soccer cleats. Carpets get muddy, seats get wet, shoulder straps get sweaty. It’s not the major floods, but it’s the build up of minor insults over time that can...

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Dust Mites and Antimicrobials


Posted on Nov 29, 2013

  Dust Mites and Antimicrobials There are many substances in household dust which can cause allergies in humans, including animal dander, insect parts (especially from cockroaches), mold spores and pollen. The most common allergenic components of house dust, however, are from house dust mites. House dust mites are tiny creatures related to ticks, chiggers, and spiders that live in close association with humans. Their primary food is...

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Antimicrobials and Water Conservation


Posted on Nov 29, 2013

Taking Water Conservation to the Next Level in Textiles For the last ten years textile mills have been focusing on conserving water during the production of textiles. Much of this concern has been promulgated by apparel retailers and apparel brands requesting that the mills produce their goods in a more sustainable manner. The International Antimicrobial Council applauds the work that has been done in this area and the leadership...

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Come join us for an overview of the USEPA Treated Articles Exemption as listed within FIFRA. FIFRA is the law regulating antimicrobials and their use in the United States. FIFRA also governs products treated with antimicrobials in foreign countries and then imported into the USA.

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Why USEPA’s Approach Makes Sense


Posted on Nov 29, 2013

Why the USEPA’s Approach to Antimicrobial Claims Makes Sense  The USEPA is often seen as being at odds with American business interests. We hear the construction industry voice its concerns about how the EPA focuses on the protection of some isolated endangered species while curtailing developments that create jobs. We also hear from the industrial giants about how restrictive the USEPA regulations on automobiles, factories and...

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