No, Acme has been Microban-free for over four years.
Our antimicrobial additive today, introduced in 2013, is made up of tiny, porous particles containing silver zeolite, capable of releasing silver ions to provide an antimicrobial benefit.
* Registered with the EPA and FDA.
* Proven effective by the EPA.
* Proven safe for food, water, and human contact by the FDA.
All antimicrobial agents are classified as pesticides which is why the EPA regulates them in addition to the FDA. Our kind is registered to provide product protection. Laboratory tests show that bacteria growth and population on a treated surface are reduced by more than 99%. One or more of these marketing statements will be found on our products and in our advertising:
"Handle(s) contain(s) an antimicrobial agent to inhibit the growth of bacterial stains and odors."
"Handle(s) and blade(s) contain an antimicrobial agent to resist deterioration by mold and mildew."
"Contains an antimicrobial agent to prevent microorganisms from degrading the product."