Pesticide Product Labels
Pesticide product labels provide critical information about how to safely and legally handle and use pesticide products. Unlike most other types of product labels, pesticide labels are legally enforceable, and all of them carry the statement: “It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.” In other words, the label is the law.
A key function of the pesticide product label is to manage the potential risks from pesticides. In support of that function:
State and federal agencies enforce pesticide label requirements;
Educational programs certify pesticide users
Pesticide users read and follow the label directions