THE PESTICIDE LABEL AND LABELING. The Laws Regulating Pesticides. Federal Insecticide, Fungicide & Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) [as revised] Louisiana Pesticide Law [Title 3, Chapter 20 LRS] Rules & Regulations Written to Enforce Laws State Primacy. What is a Pesticide?.
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“means any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any pest and any substance or combination of substances intended for use as a plant regulator, defoliant, desiccant, or any substance the commissioner determines to be a pesticide.” Title 3, Chapter 20 LRS
“means any insect, rodent, nematode, fungus, weed, or any other form of terrestrial or aquatic plant or animal life or virus, bacteria, or other microorganism, except viruses, bacteria, or other microorganism in living humans or other living animals, which the commissioner declares to be a pest.” Title 3, Chapter 20 LRS
pest name + cide = pesticide types
Labeling by Reference
40 CFR 156
Subpart A: General Provisions
Subpart B: Worker Protection Statements
The Label adheres to Federal Requirements
“contains an (organophosphate or N-methyl carbamate) that inhibits cholinesterase)
First you’ve got to read them
Then you have to heed them
You never know when you’re going to need them.
As old Elijah said to Jezebel,
“You better start to learn your lessons well” from Godspell
Mary L. Grodner, Ph.D. Pesticide Safety Education Program Parents; It Was Loaned To US by Our (grand) Children”
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