EPA Moves to LCL for Most Testing

US EPA recently posted to its website draft guidance concerning testing at the lower certified limit (LCL) of active ingredient concentration.  For companies unfamiliar with EPA disinfectant registration, the “certified limits” specify the permissible active ingredient variance from the nominal (label-listed) concentration.  Per the recent draft guidance, EPA would like to see virtually all tests run at the LCL, except for certain additional microbes.  For those additional microorganisms, Antimicrobial Test Laboratories recommends testing at below the nominal active ingredient concentration.

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