Is BOYSEN® BUG OFF™ eco-friendly?
BOYSEN® BUG OFF™ meets the standards for eco-friendly paints. It has been certified by the Singapore Green Label Program as an “Environmentally Preferred Paint” due to its low-VOC content and as a Lead Safe Paint by IPEN because the paint meets the standard for minimal to zero lead and mercury content.
Is BOYSEN® BUG OFF™ safe for humans?
BOYSEN® BUG OFF™ does not contain organophosphates but instead uses pyrethroids, insecticidal compounds similar to pyrethrins produced by chrysanthemums to protect themselves from insects. It uses the lowest amount of such compounds possible to make it safe for humans while still being effective in exterminating insect pests. Furthermore, because the crystals are embedded in the dry paint film and are not released into the air, they cannot be inhaled by humans.
The wet paint is also safe and non-irritating for the skin, as proven in dermal tests conducted by the laboratories of UP Los Baños.
Is BOYSEN® BUG OFF™ safe to be used on a baby’s or infant’s room?
Yes, just as how it is safe to be used on other parts of the house. It is safe for humans and does not release any harmful pesticides into the air. Like with any painting project, make sure that the paint has thoroughly dried and the painted room has been properly ventilated before moving in.
Is BOYSEN® BUG OFF™ safe for asthmatics?
BOYSEN® BUG OFF™ has not been clinically tested to be safe for asthmatics. As a general precaution, people with asthma are advised to stay away from places where painting is going on.
Is BOYSEN® BUG OFF™ safe for pets?
BOYSEN® BUG OFF™ is safe for mammals and reptilian pets. However, as a safety measure, keep all pet insects or arachnids away from BUG OFF™ painted walls. The insecticidal compound is also toxic to aquatic creatures in large doses and should therefore be used with caution around fishponds and aquariums.
For extra precaution, secure ponds and aquariums during painting in order to prevent accidental paint spills.
This certification, issued by international non-government organization IPEN, enables customers to know with confidence that the paints that they are purchasing meet the world’s strictest regulatory standard for lead content in paints.
All certified products are tested to contain less than 0.009% total lead (dry weight). This makes the paints safe to use; keeping painters, consumers, and their families protected from the hazards of lead exposure.