This section establishes four Toxicity Categories for acute hazards of pesticide products, Category I being the highest toxicity category. Most human hazard, precautionary statements, and human personal protective equipment statements are based upon the Toxicity Category of the pesticide product as sold or distributed. In addition, toxicity categories may be used for regulatory purposes other than labeling, such as classification for restricted use and requirements for child-resistant packaging. In certain cases, statements based upon the Toxicity Category of the product as diluted for use are also permitted. A Toxicity Category is assigned for each of five types of acute exposure, as specified in the table in this paragraph.
Acute Toxicity Categories for Pesticide Products
Up to and including 50 mg/kg
>50 thru 500 mg/kg
>500 thru 5,000 mg/kg
Up to and including 200 mg/kg
>200 thru 2000 mg/kg
>2000 thru 20,000 mg/kg
Up to and including 0.2 mg/liter
>0.2 thru 2 mg/liter
>2 thru 20 mg/liter
Corrosive; corneal opacity not reversible within 7 days
Corneal opacity reversible within 7 days; irritation persisting for 7 days
No corneal opacity; irritation reversible within 7 days
Severe irritation at 72 hours
Moderate irritation at 72 hours
Mild or slight irritation at 72 hours
Title 40 published on 2012-07-01
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