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Buzz Off Insect Shield, LLC, Announces EPA Approval of Revised Durability Claims

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SEATTLE, WA – Buzz Off Insect Shield, LLC, announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted a sought-after amendment to its insect-repellent clothing registration. This change is based on careful review by the EPA of Buzz Off Insect Shield’s proprietary process and formula, and extensive test data supporting the claim of increased longevity. Buzz Off Insect Shield for apparel is now EPA registered to provide effective insect protection through 70 washings, almost three times the initial claim of 25 washings achieved in July 2003.

“Buzz Off Insect Shield products are revolutionary, offer unmatched convenience and effectiveness, and now provide even greater value for consumers,” states Richard Lane, Buzz Off Insect Shield President. “This big achievement reaffirms Buzz Off Insect Shield’s goal to be a leading innovator in insect-repellent technologies developed to help protect humans from bugs and the potentially dangerous diseases they can carry.”

Buzz Off Insect Shield for apparel is one of the most effective new tools launched in over fifty years to help battle insects and insect-carried diseases such as West Nile virus, Malaria and Lyme disease. As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, 41 percent of the world’s population live in areas where Malaria is transmitted. Each year, 350–500 million cases of Malaria occur worldwide, and over one million people die, most of them young children in Africa. Additionally, Newsweek International recently raised awareness about the effect of global warming on insect-borne diseases, indicating that temperature increases can extend the range of mosquitoes and cause longer biting seasons. Buzz Off Insect Shield  technology has the potential to greatly impact worldwide health by offering durable and effective solutions to people whose lives are impacted by insect-borne diseases.

About Buzz Off Insect Shield:
In July 2003, Buzz Off Insect Shield, LLC, introduced the first EPA-registered insect-repellent apparel.  Buzz Off Insect Shield’s patent-pending technology provides effective, invisible and odorless protection against mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see-ums). Buzz Off  Insect Shield apparel categories include outdoor, golf, hunting, fishing, and equestrian  in partnership with select brands including ExOfficio, L.L. Bean, Orvis, Rocky Outdoor Gear, Imperial Headwear, Ariat, Stearns, and Gold Toe. Buzz Off Insect Shield gear categories include camping, patio, beach, pet, and horse products, in partnership with brands such as Horseware Ireland and Orvis. For more information about Buzz Off Insect Shield visit

BUZZ OFF Insect Shield™ is a trademark of Buzz Off Insect Shield, LLC. 

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206 354-9093
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