Support EPA Efforts to Ban Dangerous Rodent Poisons
Certain pesticide manufacturers are getting ready to block EPA’s attempts to cancel certain rodent poisons that are known to be hazardous to children and wildlife, including endangered species.
After more than a decade of research and review, and an unacceptably high number of poisoning incidents, EPA has acknowledged that certain active ingredients are too dangerous to remain on the market, and is now requiring all remaining over-the-counter rodent control products to be in secured, tamper-resistant bait stations to reduce the incidents of accidental exposure to children.
Please help us reinforce EPA's decision to get rid of these rodent poisons by sending a letter of support to the agency and your Congressional representatives.
In 2007, EPA proposed a requirement that all over-the-counter rodenticides sold for residential use be only available in tamper-resistant bait stations to reduce the incidents of accidental exposure to children, and in 2008 the EPA issued their risk mitigation decision to reduce the risks mouse and rodent poison products pose to children, pets, and non-target wildlife, requiring manufacturers that distributed rodenticides to meet the risk management goals.
Those rodenticide manufacturers that failed (refused) to adopt the standards by June 2011 face EPA action to remove and cancel their products.