Local May 25, 2015 | 2:57 pm

Govt. issues 60-day deadline to label all pest control products

Santo Domingo.- Government agencies and the private sector on Monday announced the creation of the Pesticides Application Monitoring Observatory and issued a 60 day deadline to producers to place legible labels in Spanish on pest control products used in homes, industry, businesses and other facilities.

Consumer Protection Institute (ProConsumidor) director Altagracia Paulino together with Public Health, Environment and Agriculture officials; representatives from the National Urban Pest Management Association (ANMPU); Dominican Republic’s Cleaner Production Center (CPMLRD) and the Crop Production Products Manufacturers and Importers Association (AFIPA) issued a Declaration of Commitment, to raise awareness on the safe use of pesticides.

The Declaration calls for professionalism and control of commercial pest control services indoors, surroundings, homes, industry, commerce and others uses, to preserve the environment and protect the population’s health.

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