June 14, 2011
The EPA wants to ban the sale of *some* rat poisons in a bid to better protect children and pets.
The sales ban would cover most loose bait and pellet products.
In 2008, the agency gave makers of such poisons until last week to research, develop and register new products that would be safer than those that were then on the market.
Many companies complied, but some did not.
As many as 15,000 children under the age of 6 are exposed to rat and mouse poisons each year.