An investigation of household product labels in Turkey


Lermioglu F. , SOZER S.

VETERINARY AND HUMAN TOXICOLOGY, vol.39, no.3, pp.178-180, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Title of Journal : VETERINARY AND HUMAN TOXICOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.178-180

Abstract

One hundred ninety-nine household product labels were evaluated for Turkish marking and labeling requirements and the adequacy for management of high dose exposures. Fifty-six percent of the products were proper. The rest had inadequate information or did not have warning instructions, an ingredients list and/or other requirements. The requirements do not provide adequate consumer warning and management of overdose ingestions. Household product labeling standards on Turkey should be reviewed and improved by collaboration with poison centers and manufacturers.