Animal Health Center

359 State Highway 67
Amsterdam, NY 12010




The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has urged a ban on propoxur in flea-control products.  Propoxur is a neurotoxin and known carcinogen that authorities say poses a risk to the brains and nervous system of children.  People who handle propoxur pet collars may ingest the chemical if they also touch their mouth, experts state.                                                                                                                                             


The cancellation of propoxur's registration is the most significant step the EPA has taken to remove toxic chemicals from flea collars.