08 Jul '11, 12am

EPA Needs to Hear from You: Get Toxic Pet Products off the Shelves

Calling all concerned pet owners and families. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is in charge of ensuring the safety of flea control products, is asking for public input on whether to continue to allow the neurotoxic and cancer-causing pesticide propoxur in pet products. They need to hear from you that these products are not safe for our families or pets and should be banned. In January, NRDC filed a petition (our third to date on the same topic) with EPA asking them to ban the use of propoxur in flea collars. As I discussed in my January blog , the science is overwhelming. These flea collars can leave a dangerous pesticide residue on pets and is not safe for use – particularly around kids. We’ve learned that rather than listen to the science, EPA officials are waiting to hear more from the companies that make these products. In the meantime, the dangerous p...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/mrotkinellman/epa_needs...

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