Bioaquatic Toxicity and Safety Studies
The BOC Seal of Safety represents our commitment to meeting the highest standards of safety and bio-aquatic non-toxicity to all living organisms. BOC product formulations have undergone rigorous independent testing, including leading recognized EPA certified laboratories. BOC product compositions have shown non-toxicity ratings far exceeding generally available green cleaners and traditional chemical based products.
Not only are our BOC compositions extremely safe, they also have important benefits to the downstream systems or water bodies they impact. This is tied to the on-going bio-catalytic reactions of the molecular structure of organic contaminates.
There are many different aspects to consider when accessing the safety and toxicity profile of a chemistry:
- One, is the sensitivity of humans and animals to exposure to the chemistry (e.g., skin, eyes, lungs). BOC has shown to present little, if any, sensitivity in this regard.
- Second, is the biodegradability over time of the chemistry. BOC has shown an ability to accelerate the natural biological reduction rate within ecosystems or engineered wastewater treatment systems.
- Third, bio-aquatic toxicity testing of any chemical compound in EPA testing protocols is tied the toxicity of that compound on highly sensitive shell fish. This provides the basis for the EPA testing and ratings (LC 50). BOC showed ratings of over 200 ppm to 316 ppm–much higher than almost any chemical, green or otherwise, on the market today.