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Module 3: Special Issues

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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 8: How should I review labeling claims?

Learning Activity

Click on the question mark to the right of each claim to reveal when the each claim is unacceptable.

The following claims are unacceptable... ...under the following conditions:
  • Statements that imply or suggest that the product can or will prevent or control disease or offer health protection.
Check answers Always.
  • “Prevents infection”
  • “Controls infection”
  • “Prevents cross infection”
Check answers Always.
  • “Commercial line”
  • “Commercial size”
  • “Institutional size”
Check answers When the product is clearly intended for consumer household use.
  • “Kills numerous insects”
  • “Kills many insects”
  • “Kills all insects”
Check answers When not limited to specific pests listed on the label (e.g., “Kills many insects (or as listed on the label).”
  • Statements or claims that express the absence of certain ingredients.
Check answers Always.
  • Any safety claims beyond the statement “In child-resistant packaging” due to the use of child-resistant packaging.
Check answers Always.
  • “Biodegradable”
Check answers When in reference to anything other than the package or packaging.
  • “Steri-”
Check answers When used as part of a product name that is not a sterilant.
  • “Germ-free”
  • “Algae-free”
  • Other statements that imply indefinite or all encompassing protection against bacteria, fungi, or algae
Check answers Always.
  • “Trusted”
  • “Safe”
  • “Nonpoisonous”
  • “Noninjurious”
  • “Harmless”
  • “Nontoxic to humans and pets”
Check answers Always. These are all safety claims.
  • “Contains all natural ingredients”
  • “Among the least toxic chemicals known”
  • “Pollution approved”
Check answers Always. These are non-numerical and comparative statements on the safety of the product.

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