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This factsheet explains what toxicity is, how it is determined for pesticides, and how that determination translates to signal words on the pesticide label. Understanding pesticide toxicity will help you make more informed decisions when choosing a pesticide.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
November 11, 2020