Thursday, November 7, 2013

EPA Wants Your Opinion on New Bug Repellent Label

EPA's recent Federal Register Notice asks the public to provide their thoughts on a new insect repellent graphic for skin-applied insect repellent product labels. Manufacturers would voluntarily apply the graphic to their products, and the agency is hopeful the graphic will provide the public with vital health information, such as an estimated number of hours a product will repel harmful insects (e.g., ticks, mosquitoes).

The new graphic more prominently displays consumer safety information, and it will only be placed on insect repellent products applied directly to the skin. Visit EPA's website to view the graphic, Federal Register notice and for more information.