This content is current only at the time of printing. This document was printed on 1 April 2020. A current copy is located at https://apvma.gov.au/node/18526
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Using chemicals correctly
The simple rule for people using agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemicals is always follow the label safety and use instructions.
The simple rule is 'always follow the label safety and use instructions'
The full range of risks are considered during the registration process with the APVMA. This includes how human exposure can be minimised through instructions for use and safety directions on the label of all registered products.
Using chemical products incorrectly can be harmful to people, animals, crops and the environment. Incorrect use can lead to immediate health impacts ranging from relatively minor issues to potentially life-threatening conditions.