EPA Expands List of Flea & Tick Products Under Scrutiny

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EPA Expands List of Flea & Tick Products Under Scrutiny
UPDATE: June 23, 2009.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is intensifying its evaluation of spot-on pesticide products for flea and tick control due to recent increases in the number of reported adverse reactions in pets treated with these products. Adverse reactions reported range from mild effects such as skin irritation to more serious effects such as seizures and, in some cases, death of the pet[1].
EPA has provided a listing of EPA-registered spot-on flea and tick products (10 pp, 63k, About PDF). Since the chart previously located on this page reflected only a portion of the numerous pet spot-on products available, EPA felt that pet owners and consumers might be led to believe that only those products listed were the focus of concern. In fact, EPA is intensifying its evaluation of all spot-on products and is providing a more comprehensive list of these products[2].
EPA is evaluating all available data and information, including:
      reports of adverse reactions,
      product market share,
      clarity of product use directions and label warnings,
      product ingredients, and
      pre-market safety data submitted to the Agency in support of registration of these products
This assessment may result in EPA action to require changes in the registration status of certain spot-on products. EPA will be working collaboratively with Health Canada to address this issue, as Canadian regulatory officials have identified similar concerns about the use of spot-on flea and tick products. EPA will be updating this page periodically to provide the public with the most current information on this issue.[3]
Nature’s Balance Care® products are a safe and natural alternative to the chemical flea & tick control products.  So safe the products are edible!  Visit www.NaturesBalanceCare.com for distributors and retailers in your area.
Missy Wryn is also CEO and founder of Natures Balance Care, LLC.  Natures Balance Care is the manufacturer of organic approved (OMRI) fly control skin care products for dogs, horses and organic livestock.  Visit www.NaturesBalanceCare.com

[1] http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/health/flea-tick-control.html
[2] http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/health/flea-tick-control.html
[3] http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/health/flea-tick-control.html

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