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Label Review Training: Module 3: Special Issues, Page 4

Section 1: What are precautionary statements?

Key Points

  • 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. 

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