pesticide collars for domestic animals

Story from USA Today, so no telling what factors are at play here, but it sounds plausible. I’ve heard about this issue many times for years.

1700 pet deaths linked to one brand of flea and tick collars. What about all the others? If 1700 can be linked, I imagine the real number is much higher.

The companies that make pet products often make human ones, too, so when I hear “safe, effective, thoroughly tested,” I’m not always sure.

It sounds like regulatory capture and conflict of interest are at play, things that are baked right into our system. It makes for muddy waters on making decisions.

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