I received an email from ThermaCELL marketing that I think it is only appropriate that they have every opportunity to rebutt to my gear review, however what I did find interesting is that they were somehow alerted to this by Google. I thank however ThermaCELL for their their prompt attention to this review and will continue to use this product with greater peace of mind based on the more concise information. Kind Regards.
Google alerted us to your write up on ThermaCELL. We are glad the unit is working well for you. Based on your blog, I wanted to answer a few questions you bring up.
All products using Allethrin as the active ingredient are required by EPA to put these fish and aquatic organism toxicity warnings on their labels even if the product is being used in a way that does not pose a risk. This labeling requirement on the ThermaCELL package is information related to manufacturing and/or transportation concerns where much larger amounts of the active ingredient are being used.
The amount of active ingredient in the ThermaCELL mat (0.08 oz) is very small. This active ingredient when exposed to the environment is easily broken down in a matter of hours to non-toxic forms. Even if a pad accidentally fell into a pond or lake, and disintegrated, the amount of water in the pond or lake will easily dilute and degrade the active ingredient to a very low level that will not be toxic to the fish.
Please let me know if I can answer any additional questions or concerns.
Allegra Wechsler Lowitt
Vice President of Marketing
The Schawbel Corporation / ThermaCELL
100 Crosby Drive, Suite 102
Bedford, MA 01730
p: 781-541-6900f: 781-541-6007e: firstname.lastname@example.org"