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Flea Collar Report Offers Clues on Future Pesticide Regulations

Environmental groups have long sought to prohibit the use of organophosphates, particularly the agricultural insecticide chlorpyrifos. But TCVP also has been targeted in court as a risky chemical for children, who like to pet and hold flea collar-wearing animals.

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