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health warning

noun [C]
 
 
COMMERCE a written statement on a product that warns people that eating, drinking, or using that product may be dangerous for their health: The ads here encourage them to buy burgers, sweet cereals, and sugary drinks without any health warning so they consume more junk.carry/come with a health warning Alcoholic beverages carry health warnings on their labels. government/public health warnings
informal FINANCE in the UK, a statement that warns people who buy financial products or make investments that the value of their money may decrease as well as increase: carry/come with a health warning Every fund investment carries a health warning that past performance is no indicator of the future.
informal a warning that figures, facts, etc. contained in a report may not be completely accurate: The Treasury issued a 'health warning' with its forthcoming summer forecasts.
(Definition of health warning from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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