CALIFORNIA & NEVADA: EPA Stops Sale of Unregistered Disinfectant

SAN FRANCISO, California, April 5, 2021 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered four companies to stop selling the unregistered disinfectant FN Nano Photocatalytic coatings, aka FN Coatings, FN NANO2 Photocatalytic Film.

“This product is an unregistered disinfectant pesticide being sold in violation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, FIFRA,” the EPA said.

EPA has issued the Stop Sale order to Macoma Environmental Technologies, LLC and FN Nano, Inc., located in Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada, as well as the JT Construction Group, Inc. and BZ Nano, located in Glendale, California to prevent the companies from continuing to distribute or offer for sale this unregistered disinfectant.

The product has been available for sale on the companies’ websites and is marketed for use in medical facilities, schools, offices, and homes.

Customers have told the company their product works well. Macoma recently partnered with North Las Vegas Airport to improve air quality in the terminal. Macoma applied FN NANO® film on the ceiling of the terminal’s second floor with what the airport says are positive results. “Before we had the FN NANO®, the engine fumes from warming up jets used to hang around all day. Now they are gone after five minutes,” said Steve Hood, manager of the Sunshine and Tailwinds Café in the airport.

On its website, FN Nano Photocatalytic makes these claims for its product:

  • – Efficiently converts the energy of light into an air depollution effect
  • – It is based on physical effect without chemicals
  • – Ecological – does not contain any VOCs/ absolutely safe
  • – Creates self-cleaning surfaces
  • – Protects and prolongs life of facades
  • – Prevents mold, viruses and bacteria
  • – Eliminates toxins and allergens of the air
  • – Liquidates pollution from the automobile traffic

Public health claims for pesticide products, including disinfectants, can only be made following proper testing and registration with the EPA. The agency will not register a pesticide until it has been determined the product will not pose an unreasonable risk to human health when used according to the label directions.

“Effective disinfectants are vital to our communities in a pandemic.,” said EPA Pacific Southwest Enforcement Director Amy Miller. “If disinfectants are not registered, not effective, or make false claims, EPA will take action.”

To view the most up-to-date list of EPA-registered disinfectant products, click here.

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