Flea Collars Free of Carbaryl by 2010- Eco-Win
The EPA announced that all flea collars will be free of the pesticide carbaryl by September 2010. The action came in response to a 2005 petition by the Natural Resources Defense Council requesting that the Agency withdraw use of the pesticide in pet collars because of the pesticide’s toxicity. Pet products containing carbaryl were voluntary withdrawn by manufacturers in 2006 except for of the Zodiac® brand, a division of Wellmark International (Eco-Fail). Carbaryl–also known as Sevin–Carbaryl, a carbamate, is a contact nerve toxin that inhibits the enzyme cholinesterase, with a resulting disruption of nerve impulse transmissions. Carbaryl causes an array of serious neurotoxic effects in animals, including irreversible neurological damage and behavioral disturbances, according to Beyond Pesticides. Eco-Win!
By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).