WARNING - RAT POISON DISTRIBUTION

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Rat poison will be distributed by Ekocijan around the three Council areas of Hvar, Stari Grad and Jelsa between May the 19th and 29th 2020.

The poison to be distributed is Ratimor in a wheat mixture, active ingredient bromadiolone. Ratimor is not on the official list of pesticides approved in Croatia, and three Ratimor products were bannd in 2013.

The advisory notice gives the names of the firm's representatives on the ground, but no telephone number for contacting them with any queries. Beyond the statement that vitamin K is the antidote to the poison, no instructions or warnings are given about how to use the poison, what to do with poisoned carcases, what to do with any unused poison, or guidance on safe storage. The notice claims that the distribution is according to the 2020 Implementation Plan for Compulsory Preventive Rat Extermination Measures in the Split-Dalmatian County. However, the free distribution of rat poison to householders is not laid down in law.

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