FDA is responsible for enforcing regulations that set the limits of pesticides that are allowed in animal-derived products. Germicidal preparations for use on inanimate objects, as well as rodenticides, and most insecticides are subject to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Washington, D.C. 20460. However, some products used to control external pests are intended to act systemically and, therefore, are regulated as drugs by the FDA and not as pesticides by the EPA. For example: topically applied flea control products are usually regulated by EPA, orally administered flea control products generally fall under FDA's jurisdiction.
Information about EPA pesticide programs may be found on their website at: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/.
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