Solvents, emulsifiers, surfactants
• Replace the phrase "Statement of Practical Treatment"
  with "First Aid."
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• Clarify first aid statements.

• Present label information in an easier-to-read
 format. For example, language is presented in
 bulleted and boxed formats.
                                                                                                                                                                                        It is a
                                                                                                                                                                          violation of Federal law to use this
                                                                                                                                                                          product in a manner inconsistent
                                                                                                                                                                          with its labeling.
                                                                                                                                                                          FOR HOUSEHOLD USE: SHAKE WELL
                                                                                                                                                                          BEFORE EACH USE. Hold container
                                                                                                                                                                          upright. Do not spray up into air.
                                                                                                                                                                          Apply to surfaces only. Point spray
                                                                                                                                                                          opening toward surface to be
                                                                                                                                                                          sprayed. Spray until surfaces are wet.
                                                                                                                                                                          Repeat treatment as necessary.
                                                                                                                                                                          STATEMENT OF PRACTICAL
                                                                                                                                                                                  IF SWALLOWED: Call
                                                                                                                                                                          doctor or Poison Control Center
                                                                                                                                                                          lavage is indicated if material was
                                                                                                                                                                          taken internally. (Do not induce
                                                                                                                                                                          ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:
                                                                                                                                                                          Permethin	0.05%
                                                                                                                                                                          2-(1-Methylethoxy)	0.05%
                                                                                                                                                                          phenol methylcarbamate
                                                                                                                                                                          INERT INGREDIENTS:	99.90%
                                                                                                                                                                          contains petroleum distillates
Now It's Even Easier to Read the Label First!
Based on extensive consumer research, EPA is working
to make consumer product labels even easier to read
and understand. New labels:

  • Eliminate jargon and overly technical words.
                                                  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
                                                  1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. (7405M)
                                                  Washington, DC 20460
                                                  August 2002
                                                        United States
                                                        Environmenta Protection

Why Read Labels?

Injury or illness to a child or household pet is a
parent's worst nightmare. Did you know that many
household products such as cleaners and pesticides
could harm children, pets, or the environment if not
used and stored correctly? Consumer product labels
contain valuable use instructions and precautions
that can help you keep your family, pets, and com-
munity safe. By reading the label first you can
prevent accidents from occurring.
Labels Tell You:

  • How to use a product safely and effectively.
  • How to store the product safely.
  • How to give first aid.
  • Where to call for help or more information.
 Reading the Label Saves Money!

 Read the Label First! to save money. Follow these guidelines to ensure safe, cost-effective use of household
   • Buy the Right Product Read the label to make sure it's the right product for the job. You'll save money
     and frustration.
   • Buy the Right Amount for Your  Needs. Buy only what you need and pass the rest on to someone else who
     can use it. Some products might not be good if stored for long periods of time. A larger size might not be a
     good value if you can't use it all.
   • Use the Right Amount of Product for the Job. Labels indicate the correct amount to use.  Using more than
     what's recommended is not better. It wastes the product and the money you've spent. In some cases, using
     more than the recommended amount can hurt people, pets, and  the environment.
Follow These Tips When Selecting and Using Any Household, Cleaning, or Gardening Product:
    Identify the problem.
    Find the product that solves the problem. All
    products do not work in every situation. Labels
    tell you what a product is meant to do and how
    it should be applied.
    Pay attention to warnings. Warnings and direc-
    tions tell you how to use products safely and cor-
    rectly. Follow directions about wearing gloves or
    protective clothing. Understand when and how to
    apply the product and when it's safe for people
    or pets to re-enter treated areas. Note how long
    to wait before picking fruits and vegetables.
    Use the product the right way. Product labels
    tell you how to safely use products for best
    results. Use only the amount indicated on the
    label. More is not better and can even cause
    harm. If the label tells you to mix a product in
    another container, use all the mixture. If you
    can't use all of it, clearly label the new container
    for use in the future.
   1 Store products out of the reach of children and pets.
    Do not spray or store cleaning or pesticide products near
    pet food or water dishes. Use childproof locks on low cab-
    inets and make sure that child-resistant caps and covers
    are in place. Teach children that household products are
    not toys. In the event of a spill, keep pets and children
    away from the area until it is thoroughly cleaned up.
   1 Always keep products in original containers. It's very
    dangerous to put products in food and beverage contain-
    ers. Children might think that something in a familiar
    juice or soda bottle is good to drink. If you throw away
    the original container, you throw away important infor-
    mation  needed  in case of an emergency. If there is an
    accident, you need the information on the original label
    to help  with treatment.
   1 Prevent  harm to the environment. Outdoor lawn and
    garden  products that run into  ponds, creeks, or other
    water supplies can contaminate drinking water and kill
    fish  and birds. Apply products according  to label direc-
    tions to prevent harm to the environment. Never pour
    lawn and garden products down a drain. If you  can't use
    the entire product, pass it on to someone who can.
    Don't forget about wildlife. Spraying products on a
    windy day can carry the product into the water supply for
    wild animals.
Follow proper instructions for disposal. Most
pesticide and insecticide labels say "wrap in paper and
place in trash" for both empty and partly filled con-
tainers. These instructions will soon be changed to  read
"call your local solid waste agency for disposal instruc-
tions." It's always best to contact your local solid waste
agency since many now collect unused pesticides.
You also may call 1-800-CLEANUP, a private, national
hotline, for information about recycling and waste
disposal in your area.
                                                           It's Important to:

                                                             • Check the label for a number to call in an
                                                             • Have the National Poison Control Center phone
                                                              number handy by the phone: 1-800-222-1222.
                                                             • Have your doctor's phone number near the
                                                             • Have the product label  ready when you call. The
                                                              label provides those helping you with  important
                                                              information about the product.
Signal Words

Labels contain signal words-
Caution, Warning, Danger—that
indicate a  product's potential for
making you sick.
"Caution"  appears on products
that are the least harmful to you.
"Warning" means a product is more
harmful than  one with a "Caution" label.
"Danger" means a product is  poisonous or corrosive
and should be used with extreme care.