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Watchdog group finds toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in popular flea and tick collars – PFAS Exchange Silent Spring Institute Northeastern University--Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute Michigan State University Toxics Action Center Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition Testing for PEASE

Watchdog group finds toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in popular flea and tick collars

Two popular pet flea and tick products contain toxic “forever chemicals” linked to significant human health issues, according to testing by a nonprofit watchdog group.

Seresto flea and tick collars and Frontline topical treatments each tested positive for PFAS, a class of more than 9,000 man-made chemicals linked to cancer, liver damage and lower birth weights even at extremely small levels.

Flea and tick products are designed to release pesticides that persist for weeks or months at a time, staying on the fur of an animal. Humans can often be exposed to the pesticides by petting, sleeping with and sitting on the same surfaces as pets. These products have been linked to hundreds of adverse incidents involving humans. Read more…