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Is bleach a pesticide?

Because bleach can be used for cleaning, whitening, and sanitizing or disinfecting, bleach is a pesticide only when its label or advertising makes pesticidal claims, including but not limited to, “Kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses!” An easy way to tell if bleach is a pesticide is to look for an EPA Registration Number on the label. If there’s an EPA Reg. Number, it’s a pesticide.