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Antimicrobial Efficacy and Claims: What Do You Need for EPA Approval?

Updated: Mar 4

The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) requires companies to provide efficacy data for antimicrobial pesticides claiming to disinfect, sanitize, reduce, or mitigate growth or development of microbiological organisms, in addition to the expansive list of data requirements that apply to all pesticides. Selecting the appropriate efficacy tests and navigating the testing process can be a complex endeavor.

Dr. Lauren Howell, Associate Scientist at Burdock Group discusses EPA guidelines and selection criteria for antimicrobial pesticide efficacy testing.

Lauren A. Howell, Ph.D.

Associate Scientist, Burdock Group

Dr. Howell is an Associate Scientist at Burdock Group, the leading food-safety consulting firm, headquartered in Orlando, FL. Dr. Howell earned a bachelor’s in Biology from the College of Charleston and a doctorate in Biomedical Sciences from Florida State University College of Medicine. She has eight years of experience in biomedical science research and has co-authored ten peer-reviewed manuscripts.

*The information contained in this video is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter. You should not act or refrain from acting based on any content included in this video without seeking legal or other professional advice. Please contact Burdock Group by visiting to help answer any questions you might have or to engage our service.*

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