Proposition 25 b Exemption Explained- Low Risk Pesticides
Is Certified Organic always safe? What does proposition 25 b exempt mean for pesticides? At Nature Thrive all of our natural, organically derived garden and home products are so safe, we don't need to be registered as a pesticide. But why? Find out here!
In the pesticide world, you must get your product tested and registered by the EPA. Once tested and approved, your product receives an EPA Registration number and a SIGNAL WORD. Either Caution (the "least" dangerous- Round-Up is labeled CAUTION), Warning or Danger. There is also a DANGER- POISON label for acutely (immediate) toxic pesticides as well.
This all stems from Proposition 25 b or FIFRA (Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act) that states that all pesticides before being sold in the United States must go through this process. ....That is unless you are exempt or Prop 25 b exempt. Keep in mind that ORGANIC CERTIFIED products may also have to be registered by EPA as well. Just because they are certified organic doesn't mean that they are safer. Not all "ORGANIC" products are safe enough to be Prop 25 b exempt. Many certified organic products carry WARNING or DANGER signal words given to them once tested and approved by the EPA!
All Nature Thrive products fall under Proposition 25 b exemption. We're all-natural and organically derived but that's not enough! To be Prop 25 b exempt there is a fairly short list of natural ingredients that make the cut here. Not all-natural ingredients make that list and they have to be sourced sustainably. The ingredients listed are mainly essential herbs, plants, and tree sources. ALL ingredients must be listed by name and percentages on the label (EPA Pesticides do not require this- see Inert ingredients on pesticide labels). Proposition 25 b exemption requires products like those from Nature Thrive to be more transparent which we pride ourselves on. Natural, simple, and effective alternatives to synthetic pesticides for your home, office, school or garden. GOOD FOR THE EARTH. GOOD FOR THE SOUL.
For more information go to https://www.epa.gov/minimum-risk-pesticides