Dangers of Flea & Tick Control
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Author:  Dirt Doctor [ Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:16 am ]
Post subject:  Dangers of Flea & Tick Control

There’s nothing much cuter than babies and puppies. But did you know that some flea collars can also be dangerous for your kids? Even touching them can transfer the toxins to your baby. The toxins can be absorbed through the skin or, heaven forbid, your baby touches the flea collar and then puts those little fingers in his mouth.
The flea collar situation is bad. Here’s a summary from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) blog:

“Last summer, EPA quietly conducted a risk assessment of flea collars with propoxur and found that normal use of these collars on pets could pose significant health risks to children. Despite these findings, EPA has still not taken any action six months after their risk assessment, and we have since discovered that EPA’s assessment had major flaws that seriously underestimate the health risks from these products. In other words, these flea collars are even more dangerous than previously believed.”

Read more: http://www.naturepedic.com/blog/2011/01 ... z1qngwUme2

http://www.nrdc.org/health/poisonsonpet ... onpets.pdf
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/mrotk ... ing_l.html
http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmen ... s-47042304

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