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Category: Pests & Disease

Q: Pesticide labels give a percentage of active and inert or other ingredients with percentage numbers. I understand the active part but what does inert or others mean?

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A:   I am answering this question by using information from the EPA government website.  The EPA issued Pesticide Regulation Notice 97-6 after comments from the public indicated that consumers thought “inert” meant “harmless”.  Inert ingredients have not been… Read More