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The pesticide industry is powerful. In the late 1940′s and early 1950′s they even got the USDA to put out this ad, touting the benefits of DDT. In this 1946 video when British workers were trying to talk a Kenyan tribe into the “safety” of DDT, so that it could be used the area as an experiment in mosquito control. […]

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Often what we read looks like an article, but is really a clever piece of marketing designed to try to fool you, the pet owner, into believing one product or another has more benefit or a better reputation than it does. Review things with care and soon you will be able to spot these “articles” a mile away. Today I […]

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This push is on again this year, my friends. Each year for the past three years we have been able to travel to Washington, DC to meet with the EPA and lawmakers to discuss the issues with harmful flea and tick products and safer alternatives. JOIN US TO HELP 1. Chip In – The ChipIn System lets people microfund projects […]

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Mercury in Pet Vaccines – Company fined by EPA

Boehringer, a company in St. Joseph, MO that makes vaccines for pets has been fined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for mishandling mercury which they use in their vaccines. Boehringer Ingelheim will pay more than $68,000 for mishandling mercury waste in St. Joseph. The company will also build a $300,000 state-of-the-art hazardous waste storage facility as part of its […]

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I picked up this little tidbit from the website of a “consulting” company that says they can save manufacturers time, money and apparently effort in registering their pesticides with the EPA. As we ramp up for our annual meeting with the EPA to discuss harmful flea and tick products, this one has me a bit floored. How much of the […]

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