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Pesticides

Guidance on Placement of First Aid Statements on Pesticide Labels

For Release: March 8, 2018

EPA’s priority is the safe use of pesticide products, while ensuring that registrant requirements remain reasonable.

In response to comments from states and pesticide registrants, EPA is releasing final guidance clarifying where first aid statements should appear on the label of pesticide products.  EPA’s final guidance is consistent with the statute and addresses the concerns we heard from stakeholders.

The agency will continue to require that Toxicity Category I products have first aid statements visible on the front panel except in cases where a variation has been approved. Toxicity Categories II and III products must have these statements on a front, back, side or inside panel (any panel).  These statements are optional for Toxicity Category IV products.

The guidance document is available at Docket# EPA-HQ-OPP-2016-0545.  EPA took comment on a draft guidance in 2017 and has incorporated comments into the revised document.