Label Review Training: Module 3: Special Issues, Page 4
Section 1: What are precautionary statements?
- Precautionary statements are designed to provide pesticide users with information regarding the toxicity, irritation, and sensitization hazards associated with the use of a pesticide, as well as treatment instructions and information to reduce exposure potential.
- The hazards to humans and domestic animals statement provides precautionary language advising of potential hazards to humans and domestic animals.
- The environmental hazards statement provides the precautionary language advising of the potential hazards to the environment from transport, use, storage, or spill of a product.
- The physical and chemical hazards statement addresses flammability, explosive potential, and precautions.
- The first aid statement provides information to the pesticide user concerning appropriate first aid for the various routes of exposure in case of accidental exposure.
- List the following precautionary statements in the order they should appear in the precautionary statements section of the label: environmental hazards statement, physical and chemical hazards statement, hazards to humans and domestic animals statement.
Hazards to humans and domestic animals statement, environmental hazards statement, physical and chemical hazards statement.
- How should hazards to humans and domestic animals statements be organized?
So that the most severe routes of exposure are listed first.
- What might environmental hazards affect?
Water, soil, air, beneficial insects, plants, and wildlife.
- What do physical and chemical hazards statements address?
Flammability, explosive potential, and precautions.
- What three things do first aid statements include?
Instructions for the user, instructions for the physician, and a telephone number to call for emergency information.