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Rat poison maker agrees to stop selling formula that harmed kids, pets
Rat poison maker agrees to stop selling formula that harmed kids, pets

After years of challenges to federal environmental officials, the maker of d-Con rat traps has agreed to discontinue a consumer line of poison-laced baits that have accidentally harmed children, wildlife and pets. The rodent-control products will be replaced next year with a new line of baits that the federal Environmental Protection Agency has approved for use in every state. The state of California earlier this year banned the sale of such products to consumers after July 1. Reckitt Benckiser, the maker of d-Con, sued the state to halt the ban. “This is a significant victory for environmental protection and corporate responsibility,” said Jonathan Evans of the Center...

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