Bleach Concentrations

How to Find EPA Registration Information

This document is intended to serve as a visual guide to locating EPA registration numbers and product label information. Any products featured in the examples below are used for illustrative purpose only, and do not represent an endorsement by the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education (NRC). The NRC does not endorse specific products.

  1. Locate the EPA Registration number on the product label:
  2. EPA Registration Number
  3. Go to http://iaspub.epa.gov/apex/pesticides/f?p=PPLS:1. Enter this number into the box titled “EPA Registration Number” and click the Search button:
  4. EPA Registration Number
  5. You should see the details about the product, and beneath that, a PDF bearing the date that this product was registered by the EPA (if there is a list, the PDF at the top of the list should show the most recent approval). Click on that most recently-approved PDF.
  6. Most Recent Approved PDF
  7. The PDF should come up on your screen. Scroll down to the section that shows the directions for using the product as a sanitizer or disinfectant. Follow the directions listed for your intended use.
  8. Instructions for using the product as a sanitizer or disinfectant
    Instructions for using the product as a sanitizer or disinfectant

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact the NRC at 1-800-598-KIDS (5437), or info@nrckids.org.