Restricted Substances List
Bug Bam products are considered a 'Minimum Risk Pesticide', and categorized by the US EPA under FIFRA 25b. As such, rather than deferring to a restricted substances list (RSL), Bug Bam is legally required to ensure that all ingredients used adhere to the strict standards set by the US EPA and FIFRA Act. These standards go above and beyond a traditional RSL.
What is a minimum risk pesticide?
Because the EPA has determined that certain "minimum risk pesticides" pose little to no risk to human health or the environment, EPA has exempted them from the requirement that they be registered under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. This exemption provision is located in 40 CFR 152.25(f).
Conditions for Minimum Risk Pesticides
Condition 1: The product's active ingredients must only be those that are listed in 40 CFR 152.25(f)(1).
Condition 2: The product's inert ingredients may only be those that have been classified by EPA as:
• Listed in 40 CFR 152.25(f)(2),
• commonly consumed food commodities,
• animal feed items, and edible fats and oils as described in 40 CFR 180.950(a), (b), and (c); and
• certain chemical substances listed under 40 CFR 180.950(e).
Condition 3: All of the ingredients (both active and inert) must be listed on the label. The active ingredient(s) must be listed by label display name and percentage by weight. Each inert ingredient must be listed by label display name.
Condition 4: The product must not bear claims either to control or mitigate organisms that pose a threat to human health, or insects or rodents carrying specific diseases.
Condition 5: The name of the producer or the company for whom the product was produced and the company’s contact information must be displayed prominently on the product label.
Condition 6: The label cannot include any false or misleading statements.
Additionally, the ingredients used in Bug Bam products can be found on the FDA GRAS list (Generally Regarded as Safe), under sections 201(s) and 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.