August 24, 1999
American Chemical Society
When children pet the family dog, are they exposed to flea collar insecticides present in the animal's coat? That's the subject of a novel study by Mississippi researchers described at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society. The study takes particular note of flea collars with organophosphate insecticides, which also are commonly used on garden and farm plants.
Organophosphate chemicals in many collars similar to those used on crops
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