Tennessee Star, January 28, 2021

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will allow Tennessee to use technology that reportedly kills over 98 percent of airborne COVID-19 particles. The emergency exemption request was approved under Section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

The antiviral air treatment, Grignard Pure, is composed of Triethylene Glycol (TEG) vapor and nanoparticles that permeate and kill the COVID-19 virus particles by disrupting the protein and membrane structures. The EPA confirmed prior independent lab reports that the treatment kills over 98 percent of COVID-19 particles.

Both the toxicology risk assessments and history reports for Grignard Pure affirm that the treatment is nontoxic and causes no immediate or long-term adverse health effects. Similar products produced by Grignard, the creator of Grignard Pure, have been widely used in a variety of museums and entertainment venues for over two decades.

The technology would be used in areas where individuals can’t follow public health guidelines completely. In addition to public buildings such as government facilities, EPA specifically noted that the exemption would extend to break rooms, locker rooms, bathrooms, lobbies, elevators, eating areas, food preparation areas, intrastate transportation, and food processing facilities.