Thursday, April 24, 2008
Pets for the Environment
The non-profit NGO Environmental Working Group has taken up the issue of pet food safety.
No one likes eating flame retardants and mercury. They currently have a campaign on to:
--test 10 brands of canned wet cat and dog food for chemicals like mercury, lead, and bisphenol A
--test 10 brands of dry dog and cat food for chemicals like flame retardants and nonstick chemicals
--protect pets and humans by pressuring Congress for better standards
The full report is here:
Did you know that as our cats and dogs are tested for contaminants, these tests are revealing high levels of toxic industrial chemicals?
"Cats: notably high levels of fire
retardants, high levels of plasticizers,
and grease-proofing chemicals
46 chemicals detected - 96% at higher levels
in cats than people"
See the site for the full study.