EPA Bans Rodent Poison, Exposing Households To Rats

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency banned 12 rodent poisons made by the United Kingdom-based Reckitt Benckiser Inc. because the products failed to abide by safety regulations, the agency announced Wednesday.

The agency said in a statement it has worked with rodent poison makers to ensure they comply with safety standards, but Reckitt Benckiser, the maker of other products such as Woolite laundry detergent and Clearasil face wash, has refused to abide by regulations.

The British company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times. By Ricardo Lopez.

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