Disinfectants, Sanitizers & Sterilizers Are Pesticides
Disinfectants, sanitizers, and sterilizers are classified as pesticides and they are regulated by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) in the United States. The EPA administers and regulates FIFRA.
Currently, there are more than 5,000 disinfectant, sterilizer, and sanitizer products registered with the EPA in formulations consisting of liquids, concentrated powders, sprays, and gases; each containing one or more of 275 active ingredients. Most pesticide products contain inert ingredients in addition to the active ingredients. An inert ingredient generally is any substance (or group of similar substances) other than an active ingredient that is intentionally included in a pesticide product. A dye is an example of an inert ingredient.
Identify your disinfectant, sanitizer, or sterilizer with one of Chromatech’s colorants for pesticides.