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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?

Key Points

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  1. Why can pesticides pose some risk to humans, animals, or the environment?
    Because they are designed to kill or otherwise adversely affect living organisms.
  2. How do deficient labels waste state and federal resources?
    By incurring costs associated with interpreting and correcting label deficiencies.
  3. What are the consequences of unenforceable language?
    Users who misuse a product might not be prosecuted, and victims of a product's misuse might not be compensated.
  4. What is EPA's principal means of communicating to users and the public how to use pesticide products in a way that maximizes efficacy and reduces risk?
    Pesticide labeling.

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