Earthbind 100 was invented and is formulated by EnviRoad in Portland, Oregon. Earthbind 100 is not a petrochemical. Earthbind is specifically made to be an effective environmentally-friendly dust control palliative. Earthbind is considered to be a biopolymer modified bituminous emulsion. Earthbind is sold as a liquid concentrate and is diluted with water for application purposes. Earthbind is ideal for industrial and government sectors needing an environmentally-safe and effective replacement for current dust control products currently on the market and especially for less environmentally-friendly products such as calcium or magnesium chlorides.
Earthbind has been approved by numerous governmental agencies. Currently Earthbind is listed or approved by:
- New York Department of Environmental Conservation
- West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
- New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
- Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
- Nevada Department of Transportation
- Oregon Department of Transportation
- New York Department of Transportation
- New Mexico Environment Department
- Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research, LTD.
- Kuwait Environmental Protection Agency
- Pima County Department of Environmental Quality
- Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control board-California.
- The BNSF Railway
- Bureau of Land Management
Please note that it is our desire to have more approvals however currently only a handful of state agencies such as department of transportation or environmental agencies offer approvals. The majority of environmental or transportation departments, including the United States Environmental Protection Agency do not presently have approval processes for dust control or soil stabilizer products. Also keep in mind that Earthbind products are not prohibited by any municipal, county, state or federal environmental agency.
Following is a brief overview of Earthbind in regards to the environment:
Earthbind is considered to be environmentally-friendly. After application, once Earthbind cures, it becomes virtually insoluble in rainwater. In addition, we have analyzed Earthbind using the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching (TCLP) procedure. TCLP testing is designed to determine the mobility of both organic and inorganic analytes in a solid, liquid, or multi-phasic material. If the analysis of the extract shows that the concentration of the volatile, semi-volatile, and metal analyte exceeds regulatory level for that compound, then the material is considered hazardous. TCLP data on Earthbind show no analyte whether heavy metals, volatiles or semi-volatile organics exceed regulatory levels. In fact, the only analyte detected was barium which is way well below regulatory limits. Therefore, runoff or infiltration is not a concern when Earthbind has cured.
Earthbind has also been subjected to toxicity testing on freshwater fish. Results have been very good. For example, the toxicity results for Earthbind 100 (LC50) for rainbow trout was greater than 5,000 ppm and greater than 5,000 ppm for fathead minnows. On Earthbind Stabilizer the toxicity results for rainbow trout was 2,240 ppm and 3,420 ppm for fathead minnows.
Please note that for toxicity tests, the greater the LC50, the less toxic a substance is considered to be. The US Environmental Protecting Agency categorizes the relative toxicity of chemicals to fish as the following:
|Slightly toxic||10 to 100 ppm|
|Moderately toxic||1 to 10 ppm|
|Highly toxic||0.1 to 1.0 ppm|
|Extremely toxic||less than 0.1 ppm|
When comparing Earthbind toxicity results with the USEPA toxicity ratings we can conclude that Earthbind is considered to be safe to fish.