According to a press release from the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) and the Human Society Legislative Fund (HSLF), antifreeze and engine coolant manufactured in the United States will now contain a bitter flavoring agent to prevent animals and children from being poisoned by what, to date, has been a sweet-tasting liquid. Seventeen states already mandated that a bittering agent be added to these products, but this voluntary agreement now means that the agent will be added to antifreeze and engine coolant sold in all 50 states.
The HSLF claims that between 10,000 to 90,000 animals are poisoned each year from ingesting ethylene glycol, the toxic substance used in antifreeze. As little as a teaspoon of antifreeze can kill a cat.
We at Pet Camp applaud this effort to protect our dogs, cats and kids.
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