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Module 1: Label Basics

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  1. Label Basics
  2. Parts of the Label
  3. Special Issues
  4. Applying the Principles of Pesticide Label Review
  5. Emerging Issues and Course Completion

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Section 4: Why is labeling important?

Negative Consequences of Improper Labeling

Over the years, many stakeholders (especially enforcement personnel) have encountered labels that are difficult to interpret or enforce. Deficient labels:

  1. Increase the risk and occurrence of harmful effects on health and the environment.
  2. Undermine compliance and enforcement efforts.
  3. Waste federal and state resources by incurring costs associated with interpreting and correcting label deficiencies.

Real-world consequences of improper labeling are unfortunately common. For example:

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