The restriction would remove the rodenticide called “D-Con” from store shelves in California. Medha Chandra with Pesticide Action Network supports the restrictions.
She says D-Con is sold in colorful pellets that pose a danger to children. Chandra says about 10,000 children annually are accidently poisoned by the products.
“It’s going to end up protecting children in California from accidental exposure to these rodent-controlled product at home," says Chandra. "It will also somewhat reduce the impacts on wildlife.”D-Con and similar rodenticides are not allowed on agricultural lands, but are allowed in and around buildings. The manufacturer of D-Con is fighting the EPA’s safety restrictions in court. Alternatives to rodenticides already exist.
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