Label Review Training: Module 1: Label Basics, Page 5
Section 1: What is a pesticide label?
- A pesticide label provides critical information about how to safely and legally handle and use pesticide products.
- A label can be found directly on or attached to a pesticide product or its packaging. Labeling includes the label, as well as material that is not directly on or attached to the product or its packaging.
- A pesticide is a product intended for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any pest, or intended for use as a plant regulator, defoliant, or desiccant.
- Throughout this online training, and as you conduct label reviews, you should regularly consult the Label Review Manual for more information.
- Why does EPA conduct pesticide label reviews?
To ensure that pesticide labels are clear, accurate, consistent with EPA policies, and enforceable.
- A pesticide product is sold packaged in a box that contains the pesticide and a booklet detailing how to handle the product. Is the booklet considered a label or labeling?
- What are the three categories of pesticides that do not fit the general definition of a pesticide?
Plant regulators, defoliants, and desiccants.
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