RE: [gardeners] Whitefles

Dorsett (
Sun, 21 Oct 2001 12:39:33 -0500

> Toxic level of tobacco,  So low that it does not need an EPA label.
> Byron

Byron, that's not true.  As I've told you before, the EPA requires a label
for almost all pesticides sold in the United States...regardless of toxic
levels.  The *only* pesticides exempted from labeling are listed on page
nine of this PDF file:
Tobacco isn't on that tobacco is required to have an appropriate
EPA label *when* it is sold as a *pesticide.*

The substances on that list are:
Castor Oil (U.S.P. or equivalent)
Cedar Oil
Cinnamon* and Cinnamon Oil*
Citric Acid*
Citronella and Citronella Oil
Cloves* and Clove Oil*
Corn Gluten Meal*
Corn Oil*
Cottonseed Oil*
Dried Blood
Garlic* and Carlic Oil*
Geranium Oil
Lauryl Sulfate
Lemon grass Oil*
Linseed Oil
Malic Acid*
Mint* and Mint Oil*
Peppermint* and Peppermint Oil*
2-Phenethyl Propionate
Potassium Sorbate
Putrescent Whole Egg Solids
Rosemary* and Rosemary Oil*
Sesame* (incldues ground Sesame plant stalks)
  and Sesame Oil*
Sodium Chloride*
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Soybean Oil
Thyme* and Thyme Oil*
White Pepper*
Zinc Metal Strips (consisting solely of
  zinc metal and impurities)
  * These active ingredients are expempt for use on all food commodities
from the requirement of a tolerance on all raw agricultural commidities at
40 CFR 189.1164(d).