Did you see this warning about flea collars the other day?
STILL FOR SALE IN BRITAIN.. FLEA COLLARS THAT FRANCE BANNED OVER POISON SCARE
Flea collars banned in France over suspected human health risks are still being bought by 1000s of pet owners. They were removed from French shops last month after experts decided the danger – particularly to children – was too great.
Among the collars withdrawn are those containing dimpylate (diazinon). It is an organophosphate developed as a nerve gas during the Second Wold War. The chemical is in Bob Martin Dog Flea Collar and Johnson’s Veterinary Flea Guard Collar for Cats.
Diazinon poisoning symptoms include headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, muscle-twitching, personality changes and loss of co-ordination. In extreme cases it can cause convulsions. The Dogs Trust said “There are equally effective safer products on the market..” Last night there were calls for Britain to follow suit and ban the cat & dog collars. Mail on Sunday 13.5.12
Don’t use them.