Did you know that Home Owners in the USA Cannot use PROPOXUR for the treatment of BEDBUGS in their own home.
Could this be because of the NRDC Petitioning the EPA including a lawsuit. “Lawsuit Seeks to Protect Consumers from Toxic Pet Products”
(Beyond Pesticides, April 28, 2009) On April 23, 2009, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) filed a lawsuit, NRDC v. Albertsons, Inc. et al, in California against major pet product retailers and manufacturers for illegally selling pet products containing a known cancer-causing chemical called propoxur without proper warning labels. In new scientific analysis also released the same day, NRDC found high levels of propoxur and tetrachlorvinphos (TCVP), another carcinogenic neurotoxin common in household pet products, on pet fur after use of ordinary flea collars. NRDC is also petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), calling for the removal of these chemicals from pet products.
NRDC already attempted to sue Lisa P. Jackson once before : http://uncleadolph.wordpress.com/2010/07/24/nrdc-natural-resources-defence-council-sues-lisa-p-jackson-administrator-of-the-epa-in-her-offical-capacity-unreasonable-delay-and-failing-to-act-chlorpyrifos/
Here is a letter dated June 2, 2010 from LISA P. JACKSON of the EPA explaining why she won’t allow an EMERGENCY [Health Related] EXEMPTION for the use of PROPOXUR.
Keep in mind that in Health Canada’s most recent re-evaluation of 2,4-D, they indicated that it was safe to use on Lawns and in deciding on the SAFETY of the Product, Children’s hand to mouth contact and Pregnant Women were taken into consideration before APPROVAL.
PROPOXUR DOES NOT PASS THIS SAFETY TEST ACCORDING TO THE EPA AND IT IS FOR SALE EVERYWHERE IN ONTARIO.
Did you know that in CANADA, specifically in ONTARIO where we are supposedly safe from 200+ dangerous chemicals because of The McGuinty/Gerretsen Goverment, we can buy PROPOXUR for residential use at practially any store.
The PMRA has several registered products available:
Heck you can even get PROPOXUR on Kijiji:
Here is the Label on the Kijiji Product:
It might just be safer to live out on your lawn in Ontario as apposed to inside your own home.
A Note to the Enviro-Nuts who care so much about everyone else but themselves:
Start whining to the Auditor General , someone has to save us from all the deaths to come.
It would make for a great Canadian Cancer Society Advocacy Campaign. With Travel expenses included.