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Leopard Frog

Leopard Frog

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Endosulfan is highly fatal to threatened northern leopard frogs and other wildlife. Please take action to ban this poison today!
The northern leopard frog may be smaller than a cup of tea, but this tiny amphibian is in big trouble. Once prevalent throughout North America, threatened northern leopard frogs are put at an even greater risk by endosulfan – a deadly pesticide that’s been banned in at least sixty countries, but not in the U.S.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering a ban on this deadly poison, but they are only accepting public comments until Monday, June 29. Urge the EPA to protect northern leopard frogs and human health by taking endosulfan off the U.S. market »

Endosulfan is a pesticide similar to DDT and other insecticides that have been banned in the U.S. for decades. It has a wide range of environmental and health risks to birds and other wildlife, but threatened northern leopard frogs are especially vulnerable to its effects.

In one recent scientific study, a low dose of endosulfan was enough to kill 84% of leopard frog tadpoles that came in contact with it.

We only have until this Monday to submit your comments to the EPA. Please take action today to protect our health, our environment and our wildlife »
Thank you for taking action!

Natasha
Care2 Campaign Team

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~ by B.T. Murtagh on June 26, 2009.

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