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Federal law and vertebrate pest control


The history and development of pesticide regulation regarding active ingredients and formulated products used against vertebrate animals is described and discussed, from early efforts up to and through the 1947 passage of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as well as more recent developments and amendments. Discussion includes the development of pesticide labels and their importance.

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