30 May '14, 8pm

GREAT NEWS! Super-toxic rat poison d-Con to be pulled off store shelves and cease production

Following years of pressure from conservation, public-health and animal-rights groups, the maker of the rat poison d-CON agreed today to stop producing its super-toxic rat poisons and pull the products from store shelves by early next year. Reckitt Benckiser, the parent company of d-CON, had been challenging a decision by the EPA to limit the sale of super-toxic rat poison to avoid unintentional poisonings of children, pets and wildlife. “This is a significant victory for families, pets and wildlife,” said Jonathan Evans, toxics and endangered species campaign director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “While the fight isn’t over until all of these hazardous products are off the market, this decision keeps the worst of the worst products from residential consumers.” Under today’s agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency d-CON will stop making super-toxic ra...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2014/d-con-agrees-to-p...

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