Sunday, April 3, 2011

Eco group warns vs insecticide chalk

A GROUP promoting consumer safety from harmful chemicals has warned against the unregulated sale of “Miraculous Insecticide Chalk” in the local market.

The EcoWaste Coalition warned that the insecticide chalk, considered an “illegal pesticide product” in the USA, is sold by ambulant vendors in Quiapo and elsewhere.

“Miraculous Insecticide Chalk” is not registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the group also said.

The “made in China” insecticide chalk is commonly sold in sidewalks or public markets for only P10 per box. Each box contains a white chalk that appears like regular blackboard chalk. The chalk is used to repel and kill ants, cockroaches and other crawling insects.

“Insecticide chalk is a dangerous product that can harm humans, especially children, because of its toxic component,” warned Thony Dizon of the EcoWaste Coalition Project PROTECT (People Responding and Organizing against Toxic Chemical Threats).

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