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Flea collars harm people and pets, lawsuit alleges
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/23/09 | Jane Kay

Posted on 04/23/2009 12:52:01 PM PDT by GSWarrior

Some flea collars for cats and dogs leave chemicals on their fur that are hazardous to the pets and their owners, in violation of California's anti-toxics laws, according to a national environmental group's lawsuit today.

The Natural Resources Defense Council urged federal regulators to remove the products from the market.

Two chemicals in the collars left residue high enough to pose a risk of cancer and neurological damage to children up to 1,000 times higher than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's acceptable levels, the group said.

"Just because a product is sold in stores doesn't mean it's safe," said Dr. Gina Solomon, a physician and a toxicologist with the environmental group and an author of the study.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: environment; fleas; pets
Not satire.
1 posted on 04/23/2009 12:52:02 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

Fleas harm people and pets too. Scratch now...or scratch later.


2 posted on 04/23/2009 12:54:02 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: GSWarrior

Note to self - stop chewing on my dog’s flea collar.


3 posted on 04/23/2009 12:54:23 PM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: GSWarrior

I knew a guy once that wore cat flea collars on both ankles for when he worked in tall grass. He did this to avoid chiggers. He claimed it worked.


4 posted on 04/23/2009 12:55:51 PM PDT by FReepaholic
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To: GSWarrior
This sleazy lawyer is about to collect a whole bunch of extortion money. In return, everyone with pets gets to pay more for their flea collars or they get to watch their pets sicken or die from tick-born illnesses. Still, it could be worse. At least pets don't get something really disgusting ... like an infestation of lawyers sucking their blood.

If ticks and lawyers are both blood sucking parasites, what's the difference?

God created ticks, so they might have a purpose.

5 posted on 04/23/2009 12:57:38 PM PDT by TurtleUp (Turtle up: cancel optional spending until 2012, and boycott TARP/stimulus companies forever!)
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To: Hodar
... stop chewing on my dog’s flea collar.

That was funny!

6 posted on 04/23/2009 12:58:16 PM PDT by TurtleUp (Turtle up: cancel optional spending until 2012, and boycott TARP/stimulus companies forever!)
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To: GSWarrior

Hey now, back in the day some put them around the tops of their boots to keep the ticks and other critters from crawling up their legs.

Me? I just soaked my boot tops, sock tops and bottom edge of the OG 107s in permanone (sp?).


7 posted on 04/23/2009 12:58:20 PM PDT by PeteB570 (NRA - Life member and Black Rifle owner)
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To: GSWarrior

This is why I stopped wearing a flea collar years ago.


8 posted on 04/23/2009 12:58:24 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: GSWarrior

Time to party like it’s 1348!


9 posted on 04/23/2009 1:00:02 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (When I leave this planet, it's gonna know I was here.)
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To: GSWarrior

My BIL who wore them around his ankles during his two tours in Iraq would disagree most wholeheartedly with these do-gooders.


10 posted on 04/23/2009 1:01:15 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: FReepaholic

Thats racist


11 posted on 04/23/2009 1:02:34 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: GSWarrior

So why didn’t all those unwashed hippies who began to wear collars because of fleas and lice back in the late 1960s die off?


12 posted on 04/23/2009 1:09:57 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (14. Guns only have two enemies: rust and politicians.)
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To: GSWarrior

I’ve heard that putting one in your undies cures crabs.


13 posted on 04/23/2009 1:16:05 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: GSWarrior

Flea medications need banned because they are harmful to fleas.

They are just trying to live a happy and peaceful life on and in your pet.

I think we should consult Comrade Obama on this mess. A strongly worded letter and a 9:00 PM press conference during American Idol will teach those flea-murders a lesson.


14 posted on 04/23/2009 1:25:14 PM PDT by JenB987
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To: FReepaholic

“He did this to avoid chiggers.”

chigger = Chinese rapper?


15 posted on 04/23/2009 1:33:17 PM PDT by Kenny500c
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To: GSWarrior

Discrimination


16 posted on 04/23/2009 1:44:56 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Stop the pirates in Washington D.C.)
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To: JoJo Gunn
Flea collars JoJo, not flea bags.
17 posted on 04/23/2009 1:46:07 PM PDT by Landru (Arghh, Liberals are trapped in my colon like spackle or paste.)
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To: Landru

Now just what do you think they’re wearing around the top of each leg? ;)


18 posted on 04/23/2009 1:48:24 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Stop the pirates in Washington D.C.)
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To: FReepaholic
I knew a guy once that wore cat flea collars on both ankles for when he worked in tall grass. He did this to avoid chiggers. He claimed it worked.

It had side effects, though. He spent the day chasing field mice and chipmunks.

19 posted on 04/23/2009 1:58:42 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: JoJo Gunn
"Now just what do you think they’re wearing around the top of each leg?"

Sorry.
Can't get past the hairline (gal, right side) starting at the belly button & descending down to wherever it winds-up below the belt-line.
Just can't.

In any event an *excellent* opportunity to practice the Conflict Resolution *skills* they tried teaching me at the university, though.

So, while it was long ago lemme try it out.
Would not a flea collar be worn by a flea bag?

Win-win, JoJo.
Ceegars all around. :o)

20 posted on 04/23/2009 2:02:11 PM PDT by Landru (Arghh, Liberals are trapped in my colon like spackle or paste.)
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To: JoJo Gunn

Are those women or men with glandular problems?


21 posted on 04/23/2009 2:19:23 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts ("Hey Liberals.. We don't lower our standards, so up yours!" - Andrew Wilkow show)
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To: JoJo Gunn

Liberals love animals so much they act like them.


22 posted on 04/23/2009 2:20:09 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts ("Hey Liberals.. We don't lower our standards, so up yours!" - Andrew Wilkow show)
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To: Landru
In any event an *excellent* opportunity to practice the Conflict Resolution *skills*....

The fact that you're speaking coherently after viewing such a horror speaks well of your training.  

23 posted on 04/23/2009 2:20:41 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Stop the pirates in Washington D.C.)
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To: divine_moment_of_facts
Are those women or men with glandular problems?

I'm not sure that even a DNA test could be definitive. 

24 posted on 04/23/2009 2:23:17 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Stop the pirates in Washington D.C.)
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To: divine_moment_of_facts
Liberals love animals so much they act like them.

Totally agree. They call themselves "progressive" when in actuality they're a bunch of regressive butt-sniffing dogs. 

25 posted on 04/23/2009 2:25:09 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Stop the pirates in Washington D.C.)
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To: JoJo Gunn
"The fact that you're speaking coherently after viewing such a horror speaks well of your training."

BWWHAAAAAA!!!
True - true.

So where's my ceegar? ;^)

26 posted on 04/23/2009 2:37:23 PM PDT by Landru (Arghh, Liberals are trapped in my colon like spackle or paste.)
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To: al baby

“Thats racist”

Right! Those nasty bugs are now officially known as chigroes.


27 posted on 04/23/2009 2:53:25 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Landru

“Sorry.

Can’t get past the hairline (gal, right side) starting at the belly button & descending down to wherever it winds-up below the belt-line.

Just can’t.”

That hairline is not typical of nuliparous Libtards. It often develops as a consequence of their spawning.

Look on it as nature’s way of branding those who deliberately spawned more Libtards.


28 posted on 04/23/2009 2:58:34 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: GSWarrior

I swear before the saints, if any environmental group told me it was summer in July, I wouldn’t take their say-so for it.


29 posted on 04/23/2009 3:03:20 PM PDT by Judith Anne
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To: GladesGuru

That’s what we cultured Southerners call them, too. :D


30 posted on 04/23/2009 3:06:21 PM PDT by Judith Anne
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To: GSWarrior

Guess I’d better take off my flea collar.


31 posted on 04/23/2009 3:07:25 PM PDT by SIDENET ("You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.")
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To: GladesGuru
"That hairline is not typical of nuliparous Libtards."

BWHAAAAA!!!
{scrambling for my dictionary...gottit!}

"It often develops as a consequence of their spawning."

A province of Cryptozoology, eh?
Who'd have known. :o)

"Look on it as nature’s way of branding those who deliberately spawned more Libtards."

OK, my friend.
But that'd mean I'd have to look.
And as I already declared, I just can't!!

32 posted on 04/23/2009 3:19:08 PM PDT by Landru (Arghh, Liberals are trapped in my colon like spackle or paste.)
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To: GSWarrior

just when you think you’ve seen it all from the enviro wackos...

query - when will we see the EPA regulation from the obamacrats?


33 posted on 04/23/2009 4:21:43 PM PDT by KingofZion
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To: Landru
So where's my ceegar? ;^)

It just so happens that I quit smoking two weeks ago, so....  How about I buy you a drink instead? 

34 posted on 04/23/2009 7:22:57 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Stop the pirates in Washington D.C.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
So why didn’t all those unwashed hippies who began to wear collars because of fleas and lice back in the late 1960s die off?

As it turns out, marijuana protects you from flea collar ingredients...

Who knew?

35 posted on 04/23/2009 7:51:24 PM PDT by hunter112 (SHRUG - Stop Hussein's Radical Utopian Gameplan!)
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To: JoJo Gunn
"It just so happens that I quit smoking two weeks ago, so....How about I buy you a drink instead?"

A bit of Tennessee's finest sipping whiskey, just enough to wet my beak?
You got a deal!

This being the Dairy State where we live, milk gets a tad boring after a while. ;^)

36 posted on 04/24/2009 3:58:11 AM PDT by Landru (Arghh, Liberals are trapped in my colon like spackle or paste.)
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