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http://www.organicconsumers.org/epa-alert.htm

ALERT: EPA'S BACKROOM DEAL WITH CHEMICAL COMPANIES TRIPLES RAT POISONING RATE IN KIDS

In 2001, the Bush led EPA struck a deal with chemical companies to remove two important rat poison regulations designed to protect the safety of children. Specifically, the safety measures had required rat poisons contain an ingredient that makes the candy-like pellets taste bitter to kids and a dye to make it more obvious to adults when a child has ingested the poison. As a result of no longer requiring those safety additives, the nation is now seeing a record number of children poisoned by the toxic pellets. This year more than 50,000 children were poisoned by rodenticides, which is three times as many as were affected prior to the removal of safety regulations. According to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, the EPA met five times behind closed doors with representatives of the chemical industry, which ultimately resulted in the removal of the safety regulations.

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http://www.organicconsumers.org/epa.htm

UPDATE: EPA TOXIC CHEMICAL STUDY ON LOW INCOME CHILDREN

Two weeks ago Organic Bytes blew the whistle on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a proposed toxic chemical "monitoring study" on low-income children. The extreme toxicity of these chemicals is already known and many of them are already banned in Europe. Such a large number of people signed the OCA petition (50,000+) and forwarded it to their friends in the first 48 hours, that our website server temporarily crashed and the EPA asked the Organic Consumers Association to stop the petition. We will not stop until the chemical corporations are disinvited in having a hand in this biased study, low income families are no longer targeted, and consumers learn the truth about these dangerous chemicals.

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