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Monday, January 12, 2009


As of today, there are only 11 days left to voice your opposition to the proposal for the EPA to regulate nanosilver products -- including colloidal silver -- as "pesticides."

As it stands, the main petition sponsor, the International Center For Technology Assessment (CTA) has drawn up a list of nanosilver products it claims needs to be regulated by EPA. Among that list are the four top brands of colloidal silver (Sovereign Silver, Meso Silver, ASAP Silver, Utopia Silver) as well as many lesser known brands.

This is clearly a ploy to regulate colloidal silver as a "pesticide" under the EPA's revised FIFRA regulations, which require you to prove your silver product causes no harm to beneficial microorganisms or other creatures in the environment.

Putting Colloidal Silver Manufacturers Out of Business

If the EPA begins to regulate colloidal silver as a "pesticide" under its revised FIFRA regulations, this will, in effect, unjustly put every colloidal silver manufacturer out of business.

The costs of proving that a colloidal silver product causes no harm to “ecologically sensitive” microorganisms in the environment would be prohibitive (environmental impact reports can cost millions of dollars), and the regulatory burden on colloidal silver manufacturers would be unsustainable.

EPA is taking public comments until January 20th, after which they will make their decision.

How to Stop Them From Regulating Silver As a "Pesticide"

We need hundreds or even thousands of people to let the EPA know that colloidal silver should not be included under these new regulations.

If you have a natural health advocacy organization or a health freedom organization, or an email customer list of colloidal silver users, or an email list of natural health users, please, please let your membership base know about this dire situation, and the short time we have left to stop it.

Direct your members or email recipients to post their comments against regulating silver as a “pesticide” on the EPA comment system (see web address and further instructions below).

Or have them email the EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson directly (see below) and let him know that there is no compelling need to regulate nanosilver products such as colloidal silver as “pesticides,” since there is no evidence whatsoever of any environmental harm having taken place.

How to Contact the EPA

Anyone who wants to post to the EPA comments system can do so at this web address:

Anyone wishing to email EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson with their comments against the petition to have silver regulated as a “pesticide” can do so here:

Additionally, faxes can be sent to EPA, addressed to Administrator Stephen Johnson, at:

Fax: 202-501-1450

All comments must reference Docket # EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0650

Also, comments should reference the “Petition for Rulemaking Requesting EPA Regulate Nanoscale Silver Products as Pesticides.”