Safer Choice & Direct Release
WHAT IS SAFER CHOICE?
Safer Choice is EPA's label for safer chemical-based products. Safer Choice is the EPA standard by which chemicals are classified and evaluated to determine if they are safer for families, pets, workplaces, neighborhoods, and the environment. Each and every ingredient in a product being considered for Safer Choice label designation is evaluated through EPA's rigorous scientific process and must meet all of the criteria outlined in their standard.
The Safer Choice program is voluntary, and every product containing the Safer Choice label is a major investment for the company producing it and demonstrates that they are leaders in formulating safer products and sustainability.
Not only are the ingredients of each product evaluated, the packaging is also. So you know when you purchase a Safer Choice product, everything about it is safer for you and the environment!
BOOYAH CLEAN® products meet and/or exceed the criteria outlined by the EPA! We research and test each ingredient that goes into each of our products to ensure they are the most efficient and safest available. Our goal is to PROTECT you, your family & pets, and the ENVIRONMENT while PROVIDING THE BEST CLEANING!
WHAT IS DIRECT RELEASE?
Direct Release is an additional EPA Safer choice distinction that manufacturers can get for their products if they meet further measures. EPA Safer Choice Direct Release standards require that products intended for use outdoors that are likely to bypass sewage treatment, limiting the time for degradation prior to entering sensitive environments meet additional criteria.
The standard environmental criteria states that any ingredient that have aquatic toxicity values <10 mg/L are not allowed in Safer Choice direct release products.
There are other criteria that must meet requirements including: bioaccumulation (The progressive increase in the amount of a substance in an organism or part of an organism, which occurs because the rate of intake exceeds the organism's ability to remove the substance from the body), biodegradation (The capability of organic matter to be decomposed by biological processes. Both the rate and the completeness of decomposition are factors in biodegradability) and product performance data.
BOOYAH CLEAN® product ingredients are scrutinized by EPA scientists, and tested by an independent laboratory using EPA approved methods for performance against a leading brand of the same type of cleaner (ie. boat wash vs boat wash). BOOYAH CLEAN® when compared to the national brands received a cleaning efficiency rating of excellent!
BOOYAH CLEAN® products are safer for Direct Release into the environment! They may be released into aquatic environments such as oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, creeks, ponds, ditches, sewers, drains, wetlands and all other waterways as well as dry lands, when the treatment and/or collection of washwater is impractical or unachievable.
BOOYAH CLEAN® pass EPA Safer Choice Direct Release Aquatic Toxicity Guidelines for - Algae, Fish, and Aquatic Invertebrates.
BOOYAH CLEAN® products are Safer for Aquatic Life - Fish, Shrimp, Crabs, Oysters, Mollusks, Other Crustaceans, Mammals, and Plant Life.EPA/Safer Choice recognition does not constitute endorsement of this product. The Safer Choice label signifies that the formula for this product, as BOOYAH CLEAN has represented it to the EPA, contains ingredients with more positive health and environmental characteristics than conventional cleaners. EPA/Safer Choice relies solely on BOOYAH CLEAN, its integrity and good faith, for information on the composition, ingredients, and attributes of this product. EPA/Safer Choice has not independently identified, i.e., via chemical analysis, the ingredients in the product formula, nor evaluated any of BOOYAH CLEAN's non-ingredient claims. EPA/Safer Choice expresses its judgment and professional opinion only as to the environmental and human health characteristics of the product, based on currently available information and scientific understanding.