On Wednesday March 17th, 2019, the EPA held an online webinar to discuss their findings from a nine month investigation into reports of injury and deaths occurring from over the counter flea and tick products
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials said more than 600 pets died in 2008 after treatment with flea and tick drops. The agency said it had about 44,000 complaints of pets sickened or killed that year, compared to 28,000 in 2007
Webinar recording down load at
The immediate actions that EPA will pursue are not nearly enough to stop this from happening. The agency is inviting public comment on how best to implement these new measures. A Federal Register notice announcing the opening of a docket will be published on March 19, 2010. The docket number is EPA-HQ-OPP-2010-0229.
I want to urge everyone to make your comments heard by addressing the docket with your comments.
Other contact info pertaining to over the counter flea products are
Main Contact Kimberly Nesci, MS
US EPA, Registration Division
Lois Rossi, MS
US EPA, Director, Registration Division
Kit Farwell, DVM
US EPA, Health Effects Division