Toxic Insecticide Chalk: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:39 by admin
Insecticide chalk is an unregistered pesticide which has been imported illegally, primarily from China. Although it is illegal in any form, it continues to find its way into households all over the country. Samples have been found to contain deltamethrin or cypermethrin, moderately toxic synthetic pyrethroids.

The product poses a particular risk for children because it is indistinguishable from common blackboard chalk, and lacks child-proof packaging. Between 1992 and 1995, Poison Control Centers nationwide received 668 reports of poisoning incidents involving insecticide chalk. EPA is cooperating with states and tribes in an effort to stop the sale and use of this hazardous product.

See a doctor if you or your child have experienced serious health problems because of exposure to insecticide chalk. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Toxic & Hazardous Substances
  2. Poisoning
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