The reusable activated carbon smell removal media used in this product is made from 100% natural bamboo.
Eco-Smart & Safe
Alcohol-Free means that this odor remover does not contain any form of alcohol and is non-flammable.
BPA (Bisphenol-A) Free
BPA-Free means that the odor removal ingredients used in this product does not contain bisphenol-A which exhibits hormone-like properties that raise concern about its suitability in consumer products. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found BPA to be present in 93% of those tested!
Scientists have linked BPA to a higher incidence of heart disease, endocrine system disruption, cancer, diabetes and liver abnormalities in adults as well as brain and hormone development problems in fetuses and young children.
CFC (Chlorofluorocarbons) Free
CFC-Free means that the odor removal ingredients used in this product do not contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFC). Although they have been banned for use in aerosol sprays, they are still used in other applications.
Chlorofluorocarbons are known to cause ozone depletion and considered to be a greenhouse gas, with a much higher potential to enhance the greenhouse effect than carbon dioxide.
Chlorine-Free means that the odor removal ingredients used in this product do not contain chlorine or chlorine-based chemicals like sodium hypochlorite.
A recent study indicated that sodium hypochlorite and organic chemicals (e.g. fragrances, surfactants) contained in several household deodorizing products can react to generate chlorinated volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which can be toxic.
Dye-Free means that the odor removal ingredients used in this product do not contain synthetic dyes, or other artificial colorants. Any color present is naturally derived.
Some dyes can trigger allergies and cause adverse health effects in some individuals.
Fragrance-Free means that the odor removal ingredients used in this product do not contain added natural or synthetic fragrances or scents which can contain hazardous ingredients like phthalates.
Fragrances are considered to be among the top five known allergens and are known to both cause and trigger asthma attacks.
According to the EU's Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-food Products, 1 in every 50 people may suffer immune system damage from fragrances and become sensitized. Unfortunately, once a person becomes sensitized to an ingredient, this condition can last for a lifetime, with subsequent exposures causing allergic reactions.
Hazardous Air Pollutant Free
Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) Free means that the odor removal ingredients used in this product do not emit any toxic air pollutants such as benzene, formaldehyde, naphthalene, and methanol that are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
NPE (Nonylphenol ethoxylates) Free
NPE-Free means that the odor removal ingredients used in this product do not contain nonylphenol ethoxylates which has cleaning properties and are commonly used in detergents.
These cleaning agents have been linked to hormone disruption, found in rivers, and considered toxic to aquatic life. Consequently, NPE’s have been effectively restricted for commercial "down-the-drain" applications in Europe, and they are no longer used by U.S. laundry manufacturers.
Nitrate (NO3-) Free means that the odor removal ingredients used in this product do not contain any form of nitrates which can result in pollution. In freshwater or estuarine systems close to land, high levels of nitrate can potentially cause the death of fish. While it is much less toxic than ammonia, levels over 30 ppm of nitrate can inhibit growth, impair the immune system, and cause stress in some aquatic species.
Paraben-Free means that the odor removal ingredients used in this product do not contain any type of parabens like methylparaben, propylparaben and butylparaben which are widely used as preservatives by the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.
Parabens are used primarily for their bactericidal and fungicidal properties. They can be found in shampoos, moisturizers, shaving gels, personal lubricants, topical pharmaceuticals, spray tanning solution, makeup, and toothpaste. They are also used as food additives.
Parabens are controversial because they have been found in breast cancer tumors. They have also displayed the ability to slightly mimic estrogen (a hormone known to play a role in the development of breast cancer). However, no effective direct links between parabens and cancer have been established.
Pesticide-Free means that the odor removal ingredients used in this product do not contain synthetic pesticides such as insecticides, herbicides, fungicides or rodenticides.
A pesticide is a chemical or biological agent that deters, incapacitates, kills, or otherwise discourages pests. Target pests can include insects, plant pathogens, weeds, mollusks, birds, mammals, fish, nematodes (roundworms), and microbes that destroy property, cause nuisance, spread disease, or are disease vectors.
Although pesticides have benefits, some also have drawbacks, such as potential toxicity to humans, other desired species, and the environment. According to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, 9 of the 12 most dangerous and persistent organic chemicals are pesticides.
Petroleum-Free means that none of the odor removal ingredients used in this product are derived from petroleum or petrochemicals.
The use of petroleum in beauty products is more widespread than you might think. It goes by names such as mineral oil, paraffin wax, petrolatum, and propylene glycol. Many fragrances are also petroleum-derived.
Here are a few reasons to avoid them.
It disrupts the way the body naturally detoxifies by not allowing the skin to breathe.
It slows the rate at which cells are renewed, thereby damaging collagen, connective tissue, and elastin - all of which contribute to the way skin looks and feels.
It results in skin that ages prematurely.
Phosphate-Free means that the odor removal ingredients used in this product do not contain chemicals derived from phosphorous. Phosphates are used in cleaners and a wide variety of other products.
Phosphates are a major source of pollution in lakes and streams. Large amounts of it can enhance algae growth and reduce the oxygen available for fish and plants in streams and lakes.
Phthalate-Free means that the odor removal ingredients used in this product do not contain any type of phthalate related chemicals. They are commonly found in fragrances, hair sprays, deodorants, and nail polishes. They are also used as plastic softeners in many products such as toys, shower curtains, and medical devices.
Phthalates can be absorbed through the skin or inhaled. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found phthalates in virtually every person they tested. Scientists agree they could cause a wide range of health and reproductive problems in people and are worth avoiding.
PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) Free
PVC-Free means that the odor removal ingredients used in this product doesn’t contain poly vinyl chloride, the third-most widely produced polymer. PVC is made softer and more flexible by adding plasticizers, the most widely used being phthalates. In this form, it is used in plumbing, electrical cable insulation, inflatable products, and many applications.
Vinyl products are pervasive including toys, car interiors, shower curtains, and flooring—and initially release chemical gases such as phthalates into the air. Some studies indicate that this outgassing of toxic additives may contribute to health complications. The burning of PVC also produces dioxin, one of the most toxic chemicals known to mankind.
By Cruelty Free, we mean that we have never conducted any type of animal testing on the odor removal ingredients used in this product nor do we intend to do so in the future.
By hypoallergenic, we mean that our odor removal ingredients do not contain any known allergens and are not likely to cause adverse reactions compared to non-hypoallergenic products containing fragrances, scents, or chemicals.
No Genetically Modified Ingredients
A genetically modified organism (GMO) is one who's whose genetic material has been altered. Organisms that have been genetically modified include micro-organisms such as bacteria and yeast, insects, plants, fish, and mammals. The odor removal ingredients in this product does not consist of genetically modified organisms or ingredients derived from them.
By natural we mean that our odor removal ingredients are produced from natural sources without added artificial ingredients. This results in products that are safer for people, pets, and the planet.
Our odor removal ingredients are non-corrosive so it means that it won’t it cause chemical burns on contact and is safer to use.
Care should be exercised when using household cleaners such as drain openers which can contain harmful corrosive chemicals.
This means that the odor removal ingredients used in this product are incapable of burning or not easily set on fire. This makes the product safer to use and reduces the risk of fire.
By Non-Toxic, we mean that the odor removal ingredients used in this product are not likely to cause adverse human or environmental health effects, either immediately or over the long-term.
Since 15-30% of people react to the ingredients found in common consumer products, it is especially beneficial for chemically sensitive individuals to choose non-toxic deodorizers to avoid problems.
The odor removal ingredients used in this product are odorless and do not contain any masking agents, fragrances or scents.
Power not Required
It does not require electrical power to operate this product.
The odor removal media used in this product can be recycled. You may remove the material from the pouch or take any unused granules or powder and apply to gardens, flower beds, yards, fields, potting soil and plant beds with thorough watering. It will act as a slow release fertilizer and help retain soil moisture.
However, please note that if products are exposed to hazardous or toxic odors or pollutants, they will be considered as such and should be disposed according to all relevant local, state and federal regulations and not recycled as described above.
This is a reusable odor removal product that can be used over and over again after rejuvenating it monthly. To refresh, simply place in direct sunlight for a day or more and reuse. The longer the sunlight exposure, the better! To treat severe odor problems quicker, rejuvenate weekly.
The odor removal ingredients used in this product are sustainable and benefits people, pets, and the planet.
* Eco Benefits refers to the odor removal ingredients used in this product.