Blue Earth Labs® Receives First U.S. EPA Registration for Use of a Scale Deposit Control Solution As Primary Disinfectant in Commercial Water Treatment

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Validates Disinfectant Power of Clearitas® 350 for Two-Pronged Attack of Persistent Pathogens such as Legionella in Healthcare Facilities and Clearitas® 450 in Controlling Scale in all Water Systems at Food and Beverage Facilities

Blue Earth Labs (http://www.BlueEarthLabs.com), a chemical research and development company, has been granted United States Environmental Protection Agency disinfectant registration (EPA Reg. No. 87437-1) for two versions of its core, patented product, Clearitas, for use as standalone disinfectants to clean commercial water distribution systems. EPA registration of these product versions, Clearitas 350 and Clearitas 450, proves their effectiveness at eradicating harmful bacteria such as Escherichia coli, Salmonella enterica serovar Choleraesius, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and other antibiotic-resistant bacteria – all pathogens commonly harbored where scale and biofilm deposits have been allowed to accumulate in building water systems due to improper maintenance. Currently, Blue Earth Labs offers the only EPA-registered scale control solution that may be used as a primary disinfectant.

With this EPA registration, product versions 350 and 450 of Clearitas, an electrochemically produced form of chlorine in a high-oxidative state designed to attack the biofilms and scale that adhere to pipe walls and other wetted surfaces, can be utilized as the only source of chlorine to clean and maintain a commercial water system. The unique oxidizing properties of Clearitas allow for active breakdown of the polysaccharide layer that shields biofilms from traditional disinfectants like chlorine. With fast acting results, Clearitas removes the anchor sites for bacteria once and for all and prevents future biological growth in the water system with continued use. The U.S. EPA determined that the disinfectant strength of these product versions enable them to additionally be used as hard surface disinfectants.

To achieve EPA registration, the U.S. EPA conducted extensive research on Clearitas, which included a full battery of independent lab testing performed in EPA-approved labs. After the disinfectant efficacy was thoroughly examined, the U.S. EPA determined that both product versions achieve the highest level of bacterial disinfection.

“EPA registrations are a vital mechanism by which customers evaluate disinfectant efficacy and safety. The rigorous process performed by the U.S. EPA to register a disinfectant assures potential customers in the hospital and healthcare and food and beverage processing industries that using EPA-registered Clearitas alone in regular cleaning and maintenance of their water system will keep water lines free of harmful pathogens,” said Jason Peters, Vice President of Product Development. “Their approval of Clearitas 350 and Clearitas 450 as primary disinfectants is a testament to the products’ strength and ability to destroy the bacteria that lurks in the water systems of commercial buildings.”

Requiring only a standard chlorine pump, Clearitas is a flexible, cost-effective disinfectant that is applied as quickly and effortlessly as chlorine requiring no additional training. As a NSF 60, non-hazardous scale control solution, Clearitas is safe for drinking water and improves overall water quality. Other product versions require a primary disinfectant like chlorine to be dosed in addition to the application of Clearitas.

Specifically formulated for legionella prevention, Clearitas 350 is used by hospitals and long-term healthcare facilities in remediating legionella and other waterborne pathogens and preventing future occurrences by removing the scale and biofilms that harbor pathogens like legionella. Vital to any healthcare facilities’ legionella risk management plan, Clearitas 350 actively inhibits future legionella growth, disrupting the environment where it thrives, improving the likelihood that every end-point of use – faucets, showerheads, drains, water fountains, etc. – dispenses clean, safe water.

Clearitas 450, approved for use as a primary disinfectant in water treatment at food and beverage processing facilities, acts to disrupt the films, residues and scales that attach themselves to wetted surfaces on processing equipment, conveyor belts and sprayers. Thus, it lowers total bacteria counts and microbial contaminants providing a safer, more sanitary environment for food processing. Also, Clearitas 450 is registered by the NSF Nonfood Compounds Program as safe for use in meat, poultry, and other food processing areas.

“Blue Earth Labs’ mission is the Science of Safe Water ®,” said Dane Madsen, CEO of Blue Earth Labs. “The EPA’s continued and expanded recognition of this unique chemical method of managing the most difficult part of any water system, the pipes, further validates Blue Earth Labs’ as the thought-leader in this space, and more importantly, provides a high-value tool for water system management in our water-stressed world.”

Recently, Blue Earth Labs was awarded a U.S. patent covering the Company’s methods for reducing deposits in drinking water distribution systems.

For product inquiries, please contact info(at)blueearthlabs or 1-800-259-4456.

About Blue Earth Labs
Blue Earth Labs, a chemical research and development company, develops advanced cleaning and maintenance solutions to assist commercial facilities in providing safe, clean water. The Company’s NSF 60 certified products are specifically engineered to extend the operational life and efficiency of any water infrastructure by removing organic and inorganic contaminants both online and off-line. Founded in 2010, Blue Earth Labs combines chemistry with commitment, innovation and expertise to deliver simple, cost-effective water infrastructure solutions to customers across the globe. Visit BlueEarthLabs.com for more information.

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