How to fix your pet’s ‘toxic’ environment
It was the most expensive pet grooming product ever made, but now it’s causing havoc in homes across the U.S. and Canada.
The new synthetic skin care product from Epiphora is the most dangerous to homes with pets, according to a new study from the Humane Society of the United States.
In 2016, a consumer report found that the new product was associated with at least seven cases of skin cancer, three deaths, and a $5,000 average annual hospitalization.
The report also found that Epiphoras toxic ingredient was listed as a carcinogen in the Environmental Protection Agency’s final draft of the new regulations, which are currently under review.
Epiphora says the product is safe for pets, but says it is the biggest problem it has ever seen.
“We can tell you that we do have cases where people are allergic to it, and we have some cases where we’ve had patients that have died from the product,” said Julie Miller, a spokeswoman for the company.
“But the vast majority of our pet grooming customers are satisfied with their pets’ grooming experience.”
The company said the FDA has approved the product, but there is still a chance the product could cause a reaction in pets that are allergic.
Miller said Epiphoras new toxic ingredient, which is derived from natural and synthetic ingredients, is not only more toxic to pets, it also may be less effective than the existing ones, which have to be sprayed with a chemical to get the same effect.
“What we’ve found is that the current products that we have are not effective, and that we are currently going to continue to refine our product and improve our products to be the most effective product on the market,” Miller said.
“It’s very challenging to get those new products out there, but the fact is we do know that the older products have a much lower success rate in terms of preventing cancer,” Miller added.
Miller told Fox News the FDA could issue new regulations for epiphora products after the end of the current approval period.
She said the company is working with the FDA and states and local governments to get a complete review done.
Epichoras toxic ingredient is a chemical derived from algae.
Miller says the FDA is not going to be able to do a quick approval, and the company has been working with regulators to get an answer from them.
“There is a process that is going to happen,” Miller told FoxNews.
“We want to make sure that we know how to follow that process so that we can get the best product for the customer that we believe will be best for their pets.”
While the FDA approved Epiphors new product, it is still awaiting FDA approval to sell it in the U, U.K. and U.A.E. markets.