Pesticides In Flea Collars Draw Lawsuit | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 92 Issue 7 | p. 24 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 17, 2014

Pesticides In Flea Collars Draw Lawsuit

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: pesticides, EPA, Natural Resources Defense Council, children’s health

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has sued EPA to force the agency to respond to the environmental group’s petitions to ban two pesticides used in pet flea collars. The two chemicals under question are propoxur, a carbamate, and tetrachlorvinphos (TCVP), an organophosphate. NRDC argues that the pesticides are neurotoxins and can harm children’s . . .

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