Sunday, October 14, 2007

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Monday, April 30, 2007

Sad... But True

"I didn't know the antifreeze would kill the cat, just make it sick," Charvat said in a state police report, according to The Saginaw News. The report said she also fed antifreeze to a chocolate Labrador retriever. - Grand Haven Tribune

How many people, just like Charvat, think antifreeze doesn't kill?

I think if you asked the general population, more than half would agree with her.

Why? Well, I feel consumers have come too "familiar" with antifreeze. They use it in cars and around the home. And this maybe why people like Charvat think antifreeze does not kill.

And that's why places like Australia, UK, and parts of Europe have legislated for the use of denatonium benzoate in antifreeze. Because they know it's dangerous.

Anyway, let's hope that manufacturers of antifreeze and legislators in the US, take the lead and pass the "Bittering Agent Act". This may help protect all of us and our pets from the omnipresence of antifreeze.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Repellents And Denatonium Benzoate

Do you think you could improve your product by adding denatonium benzoate to it?

Well, there are many ways denatonium benzoate can be used. For example, one of our customers use it as a repellent. And you know what?

It works!

You see, denatonium benzoate has been proven to deter animals like deer, dogs and even cats.

And lately, we've had a customer use our product to deter rats from gnawing his bait boxes.

Anyway, if you have an idea for your product, we would be happy to speak to you.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Denatonium Benzoate

Hi folks,

I hope you've had a wonderful New Year and break.

Things are really heating up in our world of denatonium benzoate. New goals... new customers... and plenty of new products for you.

I was speaking to a customer the other day from New Zealand, and he's delighted with how denatonium benzoate has helped him with a new product he's created.
(Now I'd love to tell you more about. But I think I'll leave that up to Robert!)

Anyway, I can let it slip that Robert is using denatonium benzoate as a deterrent for a small pest. (Well, a rather small pest, but doing extremely big damage!)

We have helped Robert design his product with Denatonium Benzoate. From the word go, our technical team has got more information, and come up with a denatonium benzoate solution that has helped him. In fact, we have been with Robert making sure his business idea has taken off.

So, good luck Robert with your new product, and we are all behind you on this one.

Roger
P.s If you have an idea that incorporates Denatonium Benzoate, why not speak to me and my technical team. We have helped a number of people just like Robert.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Need Some Advice... Call

Hi Folks,

We are doing everything we can to make it easier for you to speak to our technical team , help you work out your requirements and even place your order. (And not to mention, we could speak about denatonium benzoate, all the time)

Now we have gone one step further...

Announcing our US number.

Call us (in particular, me!) anytime on 1 (646) 462 4797

If we are not there, please feel free to leave a message and we'll get back to you.

If you have a way that will help us improve our service to you, call me so we can work on it.

Until next time,

Roger

Monday, October 16, 2006

Squidoo meets Denatonium Benzoate

Friends,

It's good to see that our community is growing. And another way you can stay up to date with the latest information in denatonium benzoate is to check out Squidoo.

Check it out at Denatonium Benzoate

Anyway, the latest news at RC Pharmachem... In the next week or so, we are setting up a phone number for all our US customers and friends. There has been a big push for this. So hopefully this can provide our community with more ways of contacting us.

Remember, if you have any questions regarding your requirements of denatonium benzoate, please fel free to call me at +61 3 9729 1675 or email me at rmvail AT rcpharmachem.com

Until time,

Roger

Saturday, October 07, 2006

13 Things Children and Pets Should Avoid on Friday the 13th

Hi friends,

With Halloween just around the corner, here's a good article that
parents should read.

To download it, just click on the link below;

Things Pets and Children Should avoid on Friday 13th

Be careful with some of the things around the home... Especially antifreeze
and windshield wash.

Try to use those products that contain a bittering agent like denatonium benzoate.

And remember, if you feel that your child has swallowed something they shouldn't,
seek immediate medical attention.

Until next time, happy halloween.

Roger

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Marcy Winograd Unleashes Her Position on Animal Welfare

Hi,

This is the latest article on Ms. Marcy Winograd, who "unleashes" a new Animal Welfare program. She is a congressional candidate who has some good policies on animal welfare.

To read the full article, click here

Speak to you soon,

Roger

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Where The Bloody Hell Are You?

Hi Everyone,

With the Aussie slogan above making headlines around the world, it is a good opportunity to welcome you into the New Year. The last few months have been extremely hectic at RC Pharmachem. With our production capacity increasing and our dedicated facilities up to ISO 9001 standards, it is all happening.

Anyway, it's back to business for all of us. If you are looking at using denatonium benzoate, or require an offer, feel free to email me at mailto:rmvail@rcpharmachem.com

Until next time,

Roger Vail

Friday, December 09, 2005

Differentiate Your Product With Denatonium Benzoate

Companies are using Denatonium Benzoate to enhance their brand image over their rivals. Products containing Denatonium Benzoate are regarded as market leaders and innovators. Their customers believe that they are the premium products in their market segments. Generic brands often do not contain bittering agents in their product.

By adding Denatonium Benzoate to your product, you add another feature to your product. This feature could be the difference between your potential customers buying your product over that of your competitors.

What are you waiting for!

For more information, visit RC Pharmachem's website. or personally contact me on +61 3 9729 1675.

Roger

Monday, November 28, 2005

The Toxicoligist who couldn't resist the taste of Denatonium Benzoate!

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine, who, I do not want to name for fear of embarrasing him, asked if he could have a sample of Denatonium Benzoate to take to work with him. As he is a toxicologist, I have no problems with him and his friends "taste testing" it for me.

Anyway, a few days after recieving the sample, he calls me saying that he has taste tested the product.

His reaction?

We are NOT FRIENDS! Apart from that exclamation, he told me how extremely foul it was. He also said how hard it was to get the taste out of his mouth.

Well, he only told me this, days after taste testing. It is a bit late to ask me how to get it out of his mouth now.

But for future reference, if ever your staff complain of this, then keep a mouthwash handy. Yes, the trusty mouthwash can be used to flush the bitter taste out of their mouth.

However, with our product, this should never occur, as all our orders are custom packed to suit the requirements of the customer.

Need more tips on Denatonium Benzoate? Send me an email at rmvail@rcpharmachem.com

Thursday, November 24, 2005

NWAnews.com :: Northwest Arkansas' News Source

NWAnews.com :: Northwest Arkansas' News Source

The U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee recently passed a bill to protect children and pets from antifreeze poisoning.

Sens. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., and George Allen, R-Va., introduced in May the Engine Coolant and Antifreeze Bittering Agent Act to require manufacturers of engine coolant or antifreeze to include a bittering agent in their product making it unpalatable to children and pets.

Denatonium benzoate, the world's most bitter substance, would be added to antifreeze sold in quantities of 55 gallons or less, costing manufacturers a mere 3 cents per gallon, Pryor said. "

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Reuters AlertNet - US lawmakers seek to protect animals from coolant

This is terrific news for those who have pushed hard for Scooby's law to be introduced nationally.

It shows what can be achieved with hard work and conviction.

Let's hope that the federal consumer product regulators pass denatonium benzoate, or db to be safe for the environment.

Read it here at Reuters AlertNet

Thursday, August 11, 2005

NRDC: Natural Resources Defense Council - Media Center

NRDC: Natural Resources Defense Council - Media Center: "COURT FINDS EPA RULES FAIL TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM RAT POISONS

Tens of Thousands of Children -- Mostly Latino and African-American -- Are Poisoned Annually


NEW YORK (August 8, 2005) -- A federal judge today found that the Environmental Protection Agency has failed to protect children from exposure to rat poisons, and directed the agency to require chemical manufacturers to strengthen safeguards.
The decision was the result of a November 2004 lawsuit filed in New York City's federal district court by West Harlem Environmental Action and the Natural Resources Defense Council. The groups challenged EPA's regulations under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Administrative Procedure Act.
The EPA issued safety regulations in 1998 that would have protected children from the poisons, but it revoked them in 2001 after coming to a 'mutual agreement' with chemical manufacturers. Judge Jed Rakoff today rejected the agency's reversal, finding that its justification for dropping a key safety measure 'lacked even the proverbial 'scintilla' of evidence.'"

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Another article similar to that below. For more information on Denatonium Benzoate, bookmark this page for the latest news, information and views.

Judge Rebukes EPA on Rat Poison Reversal

Judge Rebukes EPA on Rat Poison Reversal: "Judge Rebukes EPA on Rat Poison Reversal

By Juliet Eilperin
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, August 9, 2005; A02

The Environmental Protection Agency has failed to protect children from rat poison exposure, a federal judge ruled yesterday, suggesting chemical manufacturers should add a bittering agent to keep children from ingesting their products.
Ruling in favor of two advocacy groups -- West Harlem Environmental Action and the Natural Resources Defense Council -- U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff wrote that the agency failed to justify its 2001 agreement with pest control companies, which dropped two provisions from a 1998 rule requiring them to include a bittering agent and an indicator dye."
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Although some manufacturers are using a bittering agent in their products, there are still a number of them that don't.

For more information on Denatonium Benzoate, visit www.rcpharmachem.com

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Hickory Daily Record | Animals' antifreeze poisonings prompt government action

Hickory Daily Record | Animals' antifreeze poisonings prompt government action: "Animals' antifreeze poisonings prompt government action
Bill proposes making coolant less attractive to animals


By KIM GILLILAND
Record Staff Writer
Sunday, July 31, 2005

HICKORY - Ginger would not stay in her pen. The gregarious Siberian husky always found a way to get outside the chain link fence and roam the streets of the Lakemont Park neighborhood in Bethlehem, looking for a friendly person to walk alongside."
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Saturday, July 30, 2005

Roger Vail: Information From Answers.com Denatonium Benzoate

Roger Vail: Information From Answers.com: "Roger Vail
Blog: RC Pharmachem - Denatonium Benzoate
Blog URL: http://www.denatonium.blogspot.com
Blog Subject: Denatonium benzoate, the world's bitterest substance

Author's Description
This blog promotes the use of denatonium benzoate. Importantly, it is here to provide information to companies and consumers who are interested in using denatonium benzoate. It is updated most days with new information."

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I don't know about being called a "guru", but Denatonium Benzoate is a major passion of ours. Thanks Steve for your help. Keep up to date with all the latest news, views and product information regarding Denatonium Benzoate. If you still can't find it, then ask me at rmvail@rcpharmachem.com

Physical Properties of Denatonium benzoate

denatonium: Information From Answers.com: "Structure and physical properties

Denatonium is a quaternary ammonium cation. It is a compound of a salt with an inert anion like benzoate or saccharide. The structure of denatonium is related to the local anesthetic lidocaine, differing only by the addition of a benzyl group to the amino nitrogen."
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Need more technical information? Find it here at www.rcpharmachem.com.

If you still can't find it, email me at rmvbail@rcpharmachem.com

What is Denatonium Benzoate? The world�s bitterest known substance - RC Pharmachem Ltd., Australia, anesthetic lidocaine, accidental poisonings, odorless

What is Denatonium Benzoate? The world�s bitterest known substance - RC Pharmachem Ltd., Australia, anesthetic lidocaine, accidental poisonings, odorless: "What is Denatonium Benzoate?
Denatonium Benzoate is the world�s bitterest known substance. "

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Need I say more. Denatonium Benzoate puts the yuck in yuck! Get more information at www.rcpharmachem.com

Friday, July 29, 2005

The Testimony of The Honorable Kathy A. McCoy

US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation: "The Testimony of
The Honorable Kathy A. McCoy
Representative (District 22), New Mexico Legislature

Testimony Before the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Product Safety and Insurance
By
Representative Kathy McCoy of New Mexico


Mr. Chairman and members of the committee:
Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you and testify on a topic that will resonate with anyone who holds dear their family pets. And thank you for also considering this important legislation in a thoughtful manner.

For many of us, losing a beloved pet is like losing a member of the family. I�m here today because I lost my Golden Retriever, Cujo, to a painful and prolonged death due to antifreeze poisoning. "
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There is so much support for the addition of a bittering agent in antifreeze. This is a very moving testimony from Kathy A. McCoy.

If you have any questions regarding denatonium benzoate, and how it can be used in your products, please feel free to contact us on 61397291675. Looking forward to a better tomorrow.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Denatoniumbenzoate.com

At present, we are currently developing a new website, www.denatoniumbenzoate.com

Stay tuned for the latest information, product development and technical support.

This should be live within the next couple of weeks.

For customers, you will be able to get live support.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Doris Day Commends Senate for Hearing S.1110, the Engine Coolant and Antifreeze Bittering Agent Act to Protect Our Pets

Doris Day Commends Senate for Hearing S.1110, the Engine Coolant and Antifreeze Bittering Agent Act to Protect Our Pets: "Doris Day Commends Senate for Hearing S.1110, the Engine Coolant and Antifreeze Bittering Agent Act to Protect Our Pets
E-mail or Print this story

15 July 2005, 5:40pm ET
WASHINGTON, D.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 15, 2005--A bill requiring the addition of a bittering agent to consumer packaged antifreeze products is 'the best gift we could give to our children and best friends,' according to Doris Day, who commended Chairman George Allen (R-VA) and Ranking Member Mark Pryor (D-AR) for their sponsorship of S.1110, and urged swift passage of the bill. "

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Bitter has never been so sweet! So too has the bittering agent, denatonium benzoate!

Monday, July 25, 2005

Antifreeze bill exempts OEMs, shops | American International Automobile Dealers |

Antifreeze bill exempts OEMs, shops | American International Automobile Dealers |: "Antifreeze bill exempts OEMs, shops


By Harry Stoffer

AIADA summary

A measure intended to prevent poisoning of children and animals by making antifreeze taste bitter has a good chance of becoming law

The bill would apply only to aftermarket antifreeze sold in retail stores. It would not affect coolants in new vehicles or the drums of replacement fluids used by garages.

A measure intended to prevent poisoning of children and animals by making antifreeze taste bitter has a good chance of becoming law, says the prime sponsor of the bill in the Senate. "

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With winter on the way, there is a big push from a number of governors to add denatonium benzoate to antifreeze.

It states that it will cost manufacturers 3-4 cents a gallon. At RC Pharmachem, with great technical help and product information, DB can be added for much less than that.

For more information, visit us at www.rcpharmachem.com, or call us at 613 9729 1675.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Groups back U.S. bill to make antifreeze bitter

Groups back U.S. bill to make antifreeze bitter: "Groups back U.S. bill to make antifreeze bitter
Reuters
Monday, July 18, 2005; 1:33 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A pack of dogs joined forces with industry and consumer groups on Monday to urge Congress to pass legislation requiring antifreeze manufacturers to make their otherwise sweet tasting product less appealing to animals and children."
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It is great to see what can be done when people get together as one.

Antifreeze Makers Face the Bitter Pill

Antifreeze Makers Face the Bitter Pill: "Antifreeze Makers Face the Bitter Pill
Senators consider a bill to require an additive to deter ingestion by children and pets.

By Cynthia H. Cho, Times Staff Writer


WASHINGTON � The audience in the hearing room Monday was a bit unusual for Capitol Hill � it included six dogs and their owners � but the issue before a Senate subcommittee was a serious one: legislation requiring antifreeze manufacturers to add a bittering agent to prevent accidental ingestion by pets and children. "

Here is another article reporting a number of Senators in the US, are pushing for DB to be added into antifreeze.

Although early days and reports to the contrary, there are a number of antifreeze manufacturers who are are being proactive, and have already started using DB.

Some of these are already marketing their product as "containing a child and pet taste deterrent".

If you are considering adding DB to your products, we will bew more than willing to help you. From technical support, to testing methods, to samples, to marketing. We will help you make sure that you make the right descision.

For more information, feel free to contact me on +613 9729 1675.

Roger Vail

ABC News: Man's Best Friend Lobbies Congress

ABC News: Man's Best Friend Lobbies Congress: "Man's Best Friend Lobbies CongressFour-Legged Pets Invade Historic Halls of Capitol to Push for Bitter Bill
Canines hit the halls of the Capitol to help lobby Congress in Washington, D.C. on July 18, 2005. (ABC News)By ED O'KEEFE

July 19, 2005 � Well-groomed, ears back and tails wagging, a determined doggy dozen stormed Capitol Hill on Monday, seeking support for a Senate bill that would bitter the taste of engine coolant and antifreeze in hopes of protecting the 10,000 dogs killed and 1,400 children sickened by the tasty toxin each year. "

There has been a big push of late to add Denatonium benzoate to antifreeze in the US.

We offer manufacturers of antifreeze, free technical information and samples to help them incorporate DB into their product simply and cost effectively. For more information, please see www.rcpharmachem.com or contact us at +61 3 9729 1675.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Sen. Pryor supports the addition of Denatonium Benzoate in Antifreeze

There has been more support for the addition of Denatonium Benzoate in anitfreeze from a Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark.

Pryor announced he is sponsoring legislation, the Engine Coolant and Antifreeze Bittering Agent Act of 2005, to require manufacturers of engine coolant and antifreeze to add a bittering agent to the liquid that will make the substance unpalatable to children and pets."

There are always good people who support this legislation. Becky featherston is one such person. She is a board member and is active in a number of non profit organisations that care for dogs and cats.

Hopefully soon, federal legislation will be passed requiring denatonium benzoate to be added to antifreeze and coolants.

For more information, please see RC Pharmachem for everything to do with Denatonium benzoate.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

U.S. Mayor Article | Bittering Agent Makes for Safer Kids, Wildlife and Pets (June 7, 2004)

Here is an article by Albuquerque Mayor Martin J. Chávez who proposes the use of Denatonium Benzoate as a bittering agent in Antifreeze. See here for more information U.S. Mayor Article | Bittering Agent Makes for Safer Kids, Wildlife and Pets (June 7, 2004)
Denatonium Benzoate, Denatonium, aversive, bittering agent.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Need to create goodwill? Look no further than Denatonium Benzoate

By adding Denatonium Benzoate, companies are finding that they can also market ‘safety’ to their customers. Using Denatonium Benzoate in your products will also give you a competitive advantage over your competitor’s brands that don’t use it. Your brand can be marketed as being a business that cares for the safety of its customer’s children and pets.

A recent survey in the United States revealed that 63% of young mothers with infants suggested that they would purchase products containing Denatonium Benzoate.

By adding Denatonium Benzoate, you will be able to market your company as providing safety to your customers.


For more information, visit www.rcpharmachem.com

Friday, May 13, 2005

What statement should I add to my packaging?

Customers have recently asked what statements should be made on packaging, and if one is better than the other. With a number of clients using Denatonium Benzoate in different industries, I have put together some statements that could be used.

Some statements include;

It contains a bittering agent which will deter children from eating it!"
"contains Bitter+Plus a bitter-tasting agent, to discourage children and animals from ingesting"
"contains Denatonium Benzoate to hinder accidental swallowing by children"
"Contains Denatonium Benzoate for added safety"
"Contains Denatonium Benzoate to help prevent accidental human consumption"
"For the safety of your children and pets, we have added Denatonium Benzoate (the worlds mot bitterest compound) to our products to prevent accidental poisioning."
"containsDenatonium Benzoate, a bittering agent, which helps to avoid the accidential swallowing of the granule"
"Contains Denatonium Benzoate (the most bitter taste known to man) to reduce accidental poisoning."
"Contains Bitter+Plus - a bittering agent which deters accidental ingestion"

Need help with your marketing, click on the headline above to contact us today.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Why Denatonium benzoate should be used as a repellent

Denatonium Benzoate is being added in a number of products as a repellent. How can it be used as a repellent? Well, denatonium benzoate can help stop licking and chewing that animals and pets like squirrels, horse, deer and dogs love to do.

Repellents are commonly used around the world to stop animals and pets chewing something they should not. How does it work? Well very simply, when an animal tries and chews or licks a product that has been sprayed or painted with a repellent, they get a horrible taste in their mouth. Over time, the animal learns that if they are to lick or chew, they get that horrible taste in their mouth. Although some animals are more stubborn than others, over time, they all realise that to avoid a bad taste, they shouldn't like or chew.

Denatonium benzoate has a number of applications. If you think your product could benefit from the addition of denatonium benzoate, please give us a call, or visit our website at www.rcpharmachem.com/rcpharmachem We are here for all your bittering, aversive and repelling needs.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Good Pet Safety Article - Why products should consider Denatonium benzoate

I found this article which I think gives good information on safety to pets. We are working on ways to reduce the liklihood of accidental posioning in pets, and children.

Title: Pet Safety

Author: Lee Dobbins

Article:
Your home might be "kid-proof" but how does it measure up when it comes to safety for your pet? Do you know all the hazardsyour pet is exposed to? How about what plants are poisonous andwhat foods should be avoided? Caring for your pet is more than just making sure he has enoughfood, water and gets the appropriate veterinary care, it alsomeans providing a pet safe environment so that your furry,feathered or scaly friend can stay safe and healthy.

Unfortunately, there are many hazards your pet is exposed toeach day that could put them in danger. Being aware of them sothat you can keep your pet out of harms way is theresponsibility of every pet owner.Sometimes your guests can be the biggest hazard to your pet. Ifyou have indoor pets, your quests may not realize this and opendoors or windows around them that could allow them to “escape”to the great outdoors. Well meaning dinner guests and partygo-ers could overfeed your pet and cause him to become ill.Imagine if you had 20 guests and each one fed "treats" to yourpet! To insure pet safety when you have guests try keeping thepet in a crate or another room that the quests will not beallowed into. This may actually be more comfortable for your pettoo as it may make him nervous to have so many people around ifhe is not used to it. Instruct your guests not to let theanimals outside if they should get into the main house.

Makesure your pet wears tags so he can be identified and returnshould he get out by mistake.The holidays should be enjoyed by both you and your pets, sokeep pet safety in mind when decorating and celebrating.Remember that small objects can cause an intestinal blockage ifeaten so be sure to remove all tinsel, Easter grass, confetti,small toys and wrapping paper. Don’t leave candles unattendedwith pets near. Pet costumes can be cute, but make sure thereare no lose strings that could choke your pet or that he can gethis limbs caught in. It is best to not leave your pet unattendedwhen you have him dressed up.

Make sure electrical cords arekept away for pets especially puppies. They can chew through thecord and get burned or even electrocuted. After decorating for aholiday, make sure to observe your pet around the newdecorations for several hours to see if they develop any unsafehabits around certain items - you may need to remove or rethinkyour decorating if it looks like there could be a hazard. I hada ferret that liked to jump into the tree and grab all the shinyornaments so I stopped decorating the bottom of the tree toprevent this as I was afraid the glass would break and injureher!When feeding your pet treats, it is important to know that theyshould not eat certain foods. In general “people food” should begiven to pets sparingly if at all, but some foods can be toxic.Most of the greasy holiday foods that we love to eat are notgood for them and overfeeding can make them ill. In particulardo not feed them chocolate - it can be fatal especially to cats.So make sure you move those valentine candies, Easter eggs andchocolate Santas out of pets reach.

Other foods to avoid areonions, alcohol and poultry bones. In addition, birds should notbe fed avocados, dairy products, fruit seeds, potatoes, cabbage,green beans, lemons, rhubarb, grapefruit, plums and, of course,caffeine, chocolate, and alchohol. Any of these can be harmfuland even fatal to your feathered friend! Also, keep in mind thatthe fumes from non stick pans can be fatal for pet birds so keepyour bird out of the kitchen, or better yet, switch to cast ironpans.When decorating with plants either for the holidays or just ingeneral, keep pet safety in mind.

There are many toxic plantsbut common toxic holiday plants include potted bulbs, ivy,holly, mistletoe and greens (contrary to popular beliefpoinsettia are not overly dangerous but I still wouldn't let mypet eat one!). This is not an exhaustive list so before youbring any new plant into the house please research it'stoxicity.

It’s just as important to look out for your pets safety outsideas it is inside. Beware that antifreeze is extremely toxic topets. Keep your pet away from any puddles that might contain it.Rock salt can be irritating to pet paws and also to theirstomach if eaten or licked off the paws. Use common sense whenpracticing pet safety during the winter months.

About the author:Lee Dobbins is a pet lover, pet owner. www.epet-center.com

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Need a method to test Denatonium Benzoate?

Over the past few weeks, we have had a number of companies ask us how they could test the level of Denatonium benzoate in a particular product. Well, if you are looking for information like this and other, feel free to call us and discuss your requirements. As we have a number of customers in many different fields, we should be able to provide you with the information you require.

Call or email for any information you require. This is a service we like to offer all customer.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

The joys of Denatonium benzoate

I receive a number of emails from individuals who would like to add denatonium benzoate in a wide variety of different products. Sometimes, denatonium benzoate has been added already, but on other occassions, it is a new application that has never been thought about.

One product was recently suggested by an individual reading our website, and with a little help from a manufacturer, the product is now in the testing stages. It wasn't an "out of the way idea", but a practical approach that only those with the problem could work out.

If you think you could help solve a problem by adding denatonium benzoate, why not drop us a line. My technical manager and myself would love to hear from you.

You never know, you could be the next Edison.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

How are companies helping their customers?

Adding Denatonium Benzoate is the next step that many companies are now taking to protect their customers from accidental poisoning and themselves from expensive litigation. These days, companies are adding denatonium benzoate as another way to tell the legislators and courts that they are taking every precaution humanly possible to protect the consumer. By doing so, they are finding another way to protect their legal position.

Denatonium benzoate MSDS

Do you need expert advice and help to determine how you can maximise the use of denatonium benzoate? If so, visit http://www.rcpharmachem.com/rcpharmachem/msds.php for MSDS information. Get the latest product information at www.rcpharmachem.com.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

We are a leading manufacturer of Denatonium Benzoate. Importantly, we help our customers provide to theirs, anti ingestion, poison proofing and marketing solutions.

We started business in 1973, providing the local market with animal repellents, child deterrents and alcohol denaturants. After realizing the demand for safety in the market place during the late 1990’s, we moved into manufacturing the world’s bitterest substance, Denatonium Benzoate.

Our manufacturing plant is dedicated in its production of the world's most bitter chemicals:
USP/NF 18 Grade Denatonium Benzoate. If you require more information, please visit our website at www.rcpharmachem.com/rcpharmachem

Monday, May 02, 2005

Solubility of Denatonium benzoate

Are you looking for the solubility of Denatonium Benzoate in a particular type of solution? Then look no further than http://www.rcpharmachem.com/rcpharmachem/free.php Here you will find the solubility of denatonium benzoate in water, ethylene glycol, proplyene glycol, acetone, ether ect. If you can't find it, let us know what you are looking for.

If you require more information, please feeel free to contact us at rcsales@rcpharmachem.com

Denatonium benzoate - safety sells

By adding Denatonium Benzoate, companies are finding that they can also market ‘safety’ to their customers. Using Denatonium Benzoate in your products will also give you a competitive advantage over your competitor’s brands that don’t use it.

Your brand can be marketed as being a business that cares for the safety of its customer’s children and pets.

A recent survey in the United States revealed that 63% of young mothers with infants suggested that they would purchase products containing Denatonium Benzoate.

By adding Denatonium Benzoate, you will be able to market your company as providing safety to your customers. See http://www.rcpharmachem.com/rcpharmachem/value.php for more ways to add value to your products.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Denatonium benzoate - save money

Many companies have saved thousands of dollars by changing their source of supply for Denatonium Benzoate. One procurement manager started laughing when I quoted them a price. They couldn’t believe the "manufacturer price" for denatonium benzoate. I was even told by a manager that I offered her a price which was 50% lower than what she was currently paying. The reason why I can offer you denatonium benzoate at very competitive prices is that when you purchase from me, you purchase direct from the manufacturer.

So let call us offer you a price for denatonium benzoate. I am sure, you won't be disappointed. See www.rcpharmachem.com for more details.

Saturday, April 30, 2005

Denatonium Benzoate Info

Are you looking for more information on denatonium benzoate? Look no further than http://www.rcpharmachem.com/rcpharmachem/denatonium.php If you can't find it there, then please email me at rmvail@rcpharmachem.com

Denatonium benzoate website

Not sure where to find us on the web? Well, you can visit us at http://www.rcpharmachem.com
for information about denatonium benzoate. All the technical and marketing information for you in one simple location.

Friday, April 29, 2005

Denatonium Benzoate Contact details

For companies looking at using Denatonium benzoate, here is link to our website which shows you details of people you can contact, when you require information. Feel free to call 24/7.

http://www.rcpharmachem.com/rcpharmachem/contact.php

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Not sure what quantity to add Denatonium benzoate to your product?

Don’t worry. My technical team can provide you with a free Needs Analysis. Let me know your batch quantities you manufacture your product in, and my technical team will calculate for you your Denatonium benzoate requirements per batch and the level required to make your product bitter. I will then package it the most suitable quantities for you. This is all part of my service.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Denatonium benzoate custom packed

Did you know that all my customers have voted Denatonium Benzoate as the messiest and most irritating product that workers have to deal with?

Although you may never have to touch it, this can be the most frustrating product for your staff. Denatonium benzoate is the bittterest substance in the world. Make sure that you think about your staff and keep handling to a minimum.

The way to solve this problem is to ask your supplier for customized packing. Tell them your batch sizes and let them customize packing to suit you. If they cant do that, then give me a call. I am happy to do this for you. If you are not sure how much Denatonium benzoate to add to each batch, please let me know, and I will provide you with the exact amount needed. In fact, I will go so far as to make sure that I package your requirements to minimize handling. No questions asked.

My staff are so fond of Denatonium benzoate that they have, in instances measured it in less than 10grams, and then packaged it in small air tight bags. That way, not only are the company staff happy, but they do not use extra denatonium benzoate. That's right. You save money and time.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Denatonium Benzoate Update - Richardson signs antifreeze, dangerous dog bills

As laws are introduced around the USA to add denatonium benzoate to antifreeze, ask yourself if you have to wait till laws change in your industry? Denatonium Benzoate has a number of marketing benefits which can help you gain a significant competitive edge over your competitors. Call me on 613 9729 1675 and let me find ways so that you can benefit from denatonium benzoate. KRQE News 13 - Richardson signs antifreeze, dangerous dog bills

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Denatonium Benzoate ISO 9001 Audit

Over the past week, our manufacturing plant has undergone an audit for accreditation of ISO 9001. We hope that in the following couple of weeks, we will recieve accreditation. For the past couple of years, our staff have worked extremely hard making sure that every process was scrutinized and up to standards. This has been a great achievement for our staff.

Why be accreditated with BSA ISO 9001? It all comes down to why we are in business. That is to look after our customers. Our philosophy is to contantly and never end improvement in our business. Why? So we can pass on improvements to our customers through higher quality and easier to use products, better services and most importantly, passing on cost savings.

Thank you for all your support during this time. We look forward to continually working with you in the future.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Denatonium Benzoate Antifreeze 2005

In 1995, Oregon's legislature required anti freeze and windshield fluid to contain Denatonium Benzoate. More recently, this policy has been adopted by California and by 2005, companies manufacturing anti freeze will have to add a minimum amount of 40 parts per million of Denatonium benzoate to their products. In no time, other states in the United States will legislate the same standard.

In the United States and Europe, there is an increasing concern expressed by many businesses regarding potential litigation from people whose child or pets have accidentally ingested a poisonous product. In order to avoid potential expensive and messy litigation, companies are now going to greater lengths to protect their customers. How are they doing this? Many potentially hazardous products now have childproof lids, improved warning labels, and better poisoning information on their packaging.

Why not take the initiative and go one step further. Add Denatonium benzoate to your product and show that you are doing everything you can to reduce accidental poisonings. For more information, please visit www.rcpharmachem.com

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

No need to stock Denatonium Benzoate

If you are using Denatonium benzoate, and not sure why you have excess stock sitting in your warehouse, then this is for you! If you cannot get delivery within 10 days to your manufacturing site, then you should be asking your supplier questions!!! As an aside, make sure that you are not being charged freight fees too!!!

You know, customers who have provided me with a purchase schedule, need not have to keep stock on their premises. In fact, not only do they have to not keep stock, they get delivery when they require it. Also, it frees up cash flow for more pressing materials. Whether it be orders every month, weekly or quarterly, let me know when you need your product, and I will make sure that you get it when required.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

European visit for Denatonium benzoate

Just a short note to our clients that I will be visiting Europe in April to discuss with you some information about Denatonium benzoate. For those who would like to arrange a meeting, you can email me at rmvail@rcpharmachem.com or please feel free to call. I look forward to meeting you soon.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Free Marketing Advice

If you require any marketing advice, I am able to offer you this service FREE. You know, I have had a number of customers who have used my help in promoting and selling Denatonium benzoate to their customer.

With a big client base, my marketing team will be able to provide you with different ways to sell the addition of Denatonium benzoate to your customers. Strategies like personalized product information, ways to sell, statements on products, and promotional issues are all available to you with a touch of a button.

Even if you want to bounce a few ideas around with my marketing manager, she will certainly help you. Please feel free to email Alecia at alecia@rcpharmachem.com She will be in touch with you within 12 hours.

More and more companies are choosing to add Denatonium Benzoate and they are taking advantage of the terrific marketing opportunities that it offers them.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Tip 2 : Do you want to enhance your brand over your competitors immediately? Look no further!

Did you know that companies use Denatonium Benzoate to enhance their brand image over their rivals. Products containing Denatonium Benzoate are regarded as market leaders and innovators. Their customers believe that they are the premium products in their market segments. Generic brands often do not contain bittering agents in their product.

By adding Denatonium Benzoate to your product, you can add another Unique Selling Point to your product. This feature could be the difference between your potential customers buying your product over that of your competitors. Need more information? Please feel free to contact me at rmvail@rcpharmachem.com

Monday, February 28, 2005

The top 9 statements made on packaging when Denatonium Benzoate is added to a product.

Not sure if a product contains Denatonium Benzoate? Well, one of the easiest ways is to look at the products label. Normally, products containing Denatonium benzoate will have a statement or symbol on the packaging. Some of the statements that are on packaging include;

"It contains a bittering agent which will deter children from eating it!"
"contains Bitter+Plus a bitter-tasting agent, to discourage children and animals from ingesting"
"contains Denatonium Benzoate to hinder accidental swallowing by children"
"Contains Denatonium Benzoate for added safety"
"Contains Denatonium Benzoate to help prevent accidental human consumption"
"For the safety of your children and pets, we have added Denatonium Benzoate (the worlds mot bitterest compound) to our products to prevent accidental poisioning."
"contains Denatonium Benzoate, a bittering agent, which helps to avoid the accidential swallowing of the granule"
"Contains Denatonium Benzoate (the most bitter taste known to man) to reduce accidental poisoning."
"Contains Bitter+Plus - a bittering agent which deters accidental ingestion"

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Are you looking for a Unique Selling Point?

Today, companies are using Denatonium Benzoate to enhance their brand image over their rivals. Forward thinking companies are always looking for an edge, a unique selling point.

Products containing Denatonium Benzoate are regarded as market leaders and innovators. Their customers believe that they are the premium products in their market segments. Generic brands often do not contain bittering agents in their product.

By adding Denatonium Benzoate, you add another feature to your product. Prior to adding a bittering agent, market leaders were those companies providing childproof packaging and good warning labels. Do you consider yourself to be a market leader?

Adding a bittering agent could be the difference between your potential customers buying your product over that of your competitors.

We can help you market your product to customers. Please feel free to call us.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

How to Make the Transition to Denatonium Benzoate Simple and Easy

Did you know that each year more than 6,000 people die and an estimated 300,000 suffer disabling illnesses as a result of unintentional poisoning by solid and liquid substances in the USA?

Unintentional poisonings can happen to anyone, at any time, in any situation.

While child-resistant packaging has greatly reduced the number of fatalities among children under five years of age, companies still owe consumers a high Duty of Care. Providing label directions for all products, and outlining proper storage of potentially toxic products are important precautions to heed. Today, that is the bare minimum.

We are here to make it as simple and as easy a transition for you to Denatonium benzoate as possible. That is why, we have our technical team on call 24 hours a day for all your questions. Our sales team, on call 24 hours a day to provide you with the best price for Denatonium benzoate. We have packaging to suit your requirements. We have delivery within 10 days anywhere in the world. Why do this? Because we care. So if you require more information, please feel free to call us, anytime.

Friday, February 25, 2005

Is the taste of Denatonium benzoate getting you down? Always ask for CUSTOM PACKING!

One of the biggest mistakes made by by users of Denatonium benzoate around the world is to not ask for custom packing. Did you know that all my customers have voted Denatonium Benzoate as the messiest and most irritating product that workers have to deal with?

Although you may never have to touch it, this can be the most frustrating product for your staff. Denatonium benzoate is the bittterest substance in the world. Make sure that you think about your staff and keep handling to a minimum.

The way to solve this problem is to ask your supplier for customized packing. Tell them your batch sizes and let them customize packing to suit you. If they cant do that, then give me a call. I am happy to do this for you FREE. If you are not sure how much Denatonium benzoate to add to each batch, please let me know, and I will provide you with the exact amount needed. In fact, I will go so far as to make sure that I package your requirements to minimize handling. No questions asked.

My staff are so fond of Denatonium benzoate that they have, in instances measured it in less than 18 grams, and then packaged it in small air tight bags. Another customer requires it Denatonium Benzoate solution in 50 grams. That way, not only are the company staff happy, but they required less denatonium benzoate a year. Yes, the issue of wastage is also solved.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Why keep large stock of Denatonium Benzoate, when you can get delivery within 10 days!!

Do you keep stock of Denatonium benzoate because you are told to? Are you keeping stock because you are told it takes more than 20 days to have it delivered to you? If you cannot get delivery within 10 days to your manufacturing site, then you should be asking questions!!! Make sure that you are not being charged freight fees too!!!

You know, customers who have provided me with a purchase schedule, need not have to keep stock on their premises. In fact, not only do they have to not keep stock, they get delivery when they require it. Also, it frees up cash flow for more pressing materials. Whether it be orders every month, weekly or quarterly, let me know when you need your product, and I will make sure that you get it when required. For more information, please see www.rcpharmachem.com

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Is your product compatible with Denatonium benzoate? We will try for you, FREE!!!

Sometimes, some products may not be compatible with Denatonium benzoate. For example, caustic products. If you feel you are not sure whether Denatonium Benzoate is the right product for you, please send me your product and formulation, and I will get my technical team to try it with Denatonium Benzoate for you at no cost!!

That’s right!! My staff are so passionate about Denatonium benzoate, that they will even be working in their spare time to test it!!!

All you have to do is send me your product, and this is what my technical team will do;

Stage 1
Do an Analytical report on your product to find out its formulation, smell, use ect…My team will make sure that your product stays the same when they add Denatonium benzoate to it. The only difference will be in its awful taste!!!

Stage 2
Add Denatonium benzoate to your product and test it.

Stage 3
Provide you with a written report and sample of Denatonium Benzoate in it.
Time of assessment: 5 days!!! That’s correct. My staff value all customers as if they are Royalty. (In fact, if you are using Denatonium Benzoate and not being treated like royalty, then it is time that you give me a call!!) In fact, some testing has taken us less than 2 days to complete!! Don’t you think you can save time and money by letting me do the testing for you? Now that is synergy!

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Create a Marketable product by using Denatonium Benzoate

By adding Denatonium Benzoate, companies are finding that they can market ‘SAFETY’ to their customers. Using Denatonium Benzoate in your products will also give you a competitive advantage over your competitor’s brands that don’t use it. Your brand can be marketed as being a business that cares for the safety of its customer’s children and pets.

A recent survey in the United States revealed that 63% of young mothers with infants suggested that they would purchase products containing Denatonium Benzoate.
By adding Denatonium Benzoate, you will be able to market your company as providing safety to your customers. Think of the new markets you can target, by simply adding a small amount of Denatonium Benzoate. For more information, please see www.rcpharmachem.com

Monday, February 21, 2005

What does Denatonium benzoate look like?

I have received a number of emails asking me what Denatonium Benzoate looks like. For those of you who want to know, Denatonium benzoate is a white, odourless solid that is non toxic.

It can be dissolved in a number of solutions to make handling easier. The most common solutions include water, ethylene glycol, propylene glycol, or ethanol.

I hope this helps you.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Technically Speaking...!

Do you have any technical questions regarding Denatonium benzoate? If so, please feel free to post your questions. You can even email them to me.

At RC Pharmachem, we enjoy answering all your questions. Whether your musing about solutions, percentages, or is it compatible with a certain product, please post or email us. To us, Denatonium Benzoate is our passion (even though it is extremely bitter, and should have conditioned us to dislike it!). We speak, talk, dream and yes, even taste it, 24/7.

So if you have any questions, please feel free to ask them. You never know, we might even surprise you!

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Guest's from Belgium


Manufacturing plant
Originally uploaded by denatoniumbenzoate.

Last month we had some special guests from Belgium have a look around our manufacturing plant. They were happy to see the great lengths we went to make sure that the Denatonium benzoate they were supplied with, was being custom packed. By blending their requirement into a solution, they do not have the problems with handling. No dusting, and more importantly, no more unhappy staff!

How much does it cost to Add Denatonium benzoate to harmful products?

It has been said that Denatonium Benzoate can be added to a product for less than 5 cents a litre. So why aren't companies adding it to their harmful products?

Good question! Maybe it's because companies are reluctant to pay that added few cents. Sometimes they see it as being too difficult to contemplate. Other times its because of handling issues. Yes, it can be a pain to deal with.

We assure companies that they can add it to their products for less than 2 cents a litre. Why? Becuase we manufacture Denatonium benzoate!! If you aren’t sure, please compare prices. We even offer F.O.B, C.I.F, delivered to your door, bulk quantity discounts, C.O.D discounts, 12 month service contract agreement discounts, packaging discounts, so that you always get the best price. Therefore, cost shold not be an issue?

So why do companies still um and arr about adding denatonium benzoate to their product? Handling you may say? Well, we make sure that Denatonium benzoate is custom packed to suit your requirements. Therefore, less handling means less stress, less mess, and less wastage.

Now, I ask you again. Why are companies not adding Denatonium benzoate to their products? Hmmm. Sometimes, you have to think and wonder.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Flickr

This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

What is Denatonium benzoate?

Denatonium Benzoate is the world’s bitterest known substance. If your not sure what it would taste like, then think back to when you were young and you used to bite your nails. If it bothered your parent, then I'm sure you may have tasted it in the form of an anti-nail biting solution. YUCK! Yes, that aweful bitter taste!

By adding as little as thirty (30) parts of Denatonium Benzoate to one million parts of a liquid, it makes any liquid too bitter to be tolerated by most human subjects. The Guinness Book of Records has described this substance as the bitterest compound known to man.

For the chemistry buffs, Denatonium Benzoate is a close relative of the local anesthetic lidocaine – its structure differs from lidocaine by the addition of a single benzyl group.

Because of its aversive reaction, Denatonium Benzoate is increasingly being used as an aversion additive. When added to household items, such as toiletries and to outdoor products such as pesticides, it helps to prevent accidental poisonings.

Denatonium Benzoate is a very bitter product and as a result, companies are turning towards this to provide their customers with added protection. As consumers, we too should be asking "Does this product contain the bittering agent, Denatonium Benzoate, the most bitterest substance in the world?"

What products do you want to see Denatonium benzoate be added in?

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Do you know that you have Denatonium Benzoate in your home!

That's correct! Denatonium benzoate is in your home right as you read! You may not know it, but I assure you, that it's there. Let's go through a few for you. At present, here are some products in which Denatonium Benzoate is being used;

Household products : Yes, did you know that perfumes, toiletries and some bathroom cleaners contain Denatonium benzoate. Wow, you may be saying.

Industrial products : Biodiesel and other ethanol related products contain the bittering agent, Denatonium benzoate.

Garden products : some slug and snail pellets, rat bait and even deer, dog and cat repellents.

Automotive products : although some antifreeze and coolants may contain Denatonium benzoate, there is still a push for the larger manufacturers to add a bittering agent in their antifreeze.

At RC Pharmachem, I am always on the look out for different ways that Denatonium benzoate can be used.

Whether it be a detterent, aversive or even a denaturant, I am constantly, and neverendingly improving what I can offer our customers.

If you have an idea that you think may work, please leave me a question.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Pet Safety Article

I found this article which I think gives general information on safety to pets.

Title: Pet Safety

Author: Lee Dobbins

Article:
Your home might be "kid-proof" but how does it measure up whenit comes to safety for your pet? Do you know all the hazardsyour pet is exposed to? How about what plants are poisonous andwhat foods should be avoided? Caring for your pet is more than just making sure he has enoughfood, water and gets the appropriate veterinary care, it alsomeans providing a pet safe environment so that your furry,feathered or scaly friend can stay safe and healthy.

Unfortunately, there are many hazards your pet is exposed toeach day that could put them in danger. Being aware of them sothat you can keep your pet out of harms way is theresponsibility of every pet owner.Sometimes your guests can be the biggest hazard to your pet. Ifyou have indoor pets, your quests may not realize this and opendoors or windows around them that could allow them to “escape”to the great outdoors. Well meaning dinner guests and partygo-ers could overfeed your pet and cause him to become ill.Imagine if you had 20 guests and each one fed "treats" to yourpet! To insure pet safety when you have guests try keeping thepet in a crate or another room that the quests will not beallowed into. This may actually be more comfortable for your pettoo as it may make him nervous to have so many people around ifhe is not used to it. Instruct your guests not to let theanimals outside if they should get into the main house.

Makesure your pet wears tags so he can be identified and returnshould he get out by mistake.The holidays should be enjoyed by both you and your pets, sokeep pet safety in mind when decorating and celebrating.Remember that small objects can cause an intestinal blockage ifeaten so be sure to remove all tinsel, Easter grass, confetti,small toys and wrapping paper. Don’t leave candles unattendedwith pets near. Pet costumes can be cute, but make sure thereare no lose strings that could choke your pet or that he can gethis limbs caught in. It is best to not leave your pet unattendedwhen you have him dressed up.

Make sure electrical cords arekept away for pets especially puppies. They can chew through thecord and get burned or even electrocuted. After decorating for aholiday, make sure to observe your pet around the newdecorations for several hours to see if they develop any unsafehabits around certain items - you may need to remove or rethinkyour decorating if it looks like there could be a hazard. I hada ferret that liked to jump into the tree and grab all the shinyornaments so I stopped decorating the bottom of the tree toprevent this as I was afraid the glass would break and injureher!When feeding your pet treats, it is important to know that theyshould not eat certain foods. In general “people food” should begiven to pets sparingly if at all, but some foods can be toxic.Most of the greasy holiday foods that we love to eat are notgood for them and overfeeding can make them ill. In particulardo not feed them chocolate - it can be fatal especially to cats.So make sure you move those valentine candies, Easter eggs andchocolate Santas out of pets reach.

Other foods to avoid areonions, alcohol and poultry bones. In addition, birds should notbe fed avocados, dairy products, fruit seeds, potatoes, cabbage,green beans, lemons, rhubarb, grapefruit, plums and, of course,caffeine, chocolate, and alchohol. Any of these can be harmfuland even fatal to your feathered friend! Also, keep in mind thatthe fumes from non stick pans can be fatal for pet birds so keepyour bird out of the kitchen, or better yet, switch to cast ironpans.When decorating with plants either for the holidays or just ingeneral, keep pet safety in mind.

There are many toxic plantsbut common toxic holiday plants include potted bulbs, ivy,holly, mistletoe and greens (contrary to popular beliefpoinsettia are not overly dangerous but I still wouldn't let mypet eat one!). This is not an exhaustive list so before youbring any new plant into the house please research it'stoxicity.

It’s just as important to look out for your pets safety outsideas it is inside. Beware that antifreeze is extremely toxic topets. Keep your pet away from any puddles that might contain it.Rock salt can be irritating to pet paws and also to theirstomach if eaten or licked off the paws. Use common sense whenpracticing pet safety during the winter months.

About the author:Lee Dobbins is a pet lover, pet owner. www.epet-center.com

Friday, February 11, 2005

ANIMAL FACTS 2005 : DORIS DAY ANIMAL LEAGUE

Some good information from the Doris Day Foundation. There is a link where you can submit a letter to your representative, asking them to cosponsor the Antifreeze Safety Act when it is reintroduced in the 109th Congress. See here http://econstituent.votenet.com/(o2wxj045p5krpl3a1vgvf445)/index.aspx/ddal/letterwriting1.aspx?issueid=431&takeaction=1

Here is a Safety sheet they also put out. I think it is good information.

If you are feeling generous, please donate. It's a great cause.

ANTIFREEZE SAFETY ACT

The Issue:
Hundreds of children and thousands of animals (including companion animals and endangered species) are accidentally poisoned each year from ingesting antifreeze. Its sweet taste attracts them, but less than a teaspoonful can be fatal. Several federal laws classify it as a hazardous substance.

Children and animals come into contact with it through containers that are not tightly sealed or are discarded carelessly, leaks on driveways and in garages, and spills along the road. Dogs have been known to chew through the containers to get at the antifreeze.

The Solution:
Many of these tragedies could be prevented if just a few drops of an innocuous bittering agent called denatonium benzoate were added to the antifreeze. Unfortunately, the manufacturers of ethylene glycol antifreeze have not taken this simple, life-saving step on their own, even though they themselves acknowledge that it would cost very little to do!

The Antifreeze Safety Act would require that engine coolant/antifreeze that is more than 10 percent ethylene glycol must also contain denatonium benzoate, the world’s bitterest known substance, to render it unpalatable. This legislation will help save countless animal lives and reduce the number of childhood emergencies.

What You Can Do:
Ask your representative to cosponsor the Antifreeze Safety Act when it is reintroduced to help prevent accidental poisonings of companion animals and children. You can reach your federal legislators through the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. Or visit DDAL’s Web site to send an Action Letter directly to Members of Congress.

The Children’s Defense Fund, World Wildlife Fund, Consumers Union, Pet Food Institute, U.S. Conference of Mayors, Natural Resources Defense Council and the American Veterinary Medical Association have all endorsed this bill. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Association of Poison Control Centers, the American Medical Association, the National Safety Council and the American Journal of Public Health all recommend adding an aversive agent to antifreeze.

Doris Day Animal League
Suite 100, 227 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002
P 202-546-1761 • F 202-546-2193 • www.ddal.org •info@ddal.org

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Border Collie Rescue - Antifreeze warning

Here is some information concerning a safer antifreeze. It is from Border Collies Rescue website. it states why the conventional Antifreeze is dangerous to pets, why it is harmful, signs and treatment of poisonings, and tips on preventing Antifreeze poisonings. It good information for any dog or cat owner. You can find this information at http://www.bcrescue.org/antifreeze.html

Monday, February 07, 2005

Denatonium benzoate - the bittering agent

Thought I would add some information on Denatonium Benzoate, the most commonly used bittering agent used. Do you think we can make a DIY kit, to make the chemicals you use at home bitter? Anyway, here is some information on Denatonium benzoate.

Denatonium Benzoate is the world’s bitterest known substance. By adding as little as thirty (30) parts of Denatonium Benzoate to one million parts of a liquid, it makes that liquid too bitter to be tolerated by most human subjects. The Guinness Book of Records has described this substance as the bitterest compound known to man. Chemically, Denatonium Benzoate is a close relative of the local anesthetic lidocaine – its structure differs from lidocaine by the addition of a single benzyl group. Because of its aversive reaction, Denatonium Benzoate is increasingly being used as an aversion additive. When added to household items, such as toiletries and to outdoor products such as pesticides, it helps to prevent accidental poisonings. Denatonium Benzoate is inert and odorless. From www.rcpharmachem.com

Saturday, February 05, 2005

...my insides are too yellowed...: i'm so proud of you

...my insides are too yellowed...: i'm so proud of you

It is posts like this that makes me work harder to make changes to this world. We are not sure how her dog was able to get to the antifreeze, but if it contained a bitter agent, then maybe, she wouldn't have to write something like that. Let hope we can start taking action "NOW" to help our furry friends.

Do you know of any good pet sites?

Yes, I have been looking for some good pet sites or blogs to link to. Does anyone know of any?

Anyway, there are a number of countries which are doing their best to make sure pets are protected from harmful products. I know Australia has been doing that for some time. Today, I found that France requires manufacturers of antifreeze to add a small amount of a bittering agent to those products. Viva la France! It's good to see proactive governments taking the lead in pet protection.

Friday, February 04, 2005

Kids Back Antifreeze Bills to Protect Pets

Woke up this morning to wonderful news!!! Some movement on the Legislative side.

For a number of years, people across the States have been taking action and voicing their opinions regarding the sweet tasting, but also very harmful product, antifreeze. In particular, in 2003, a dog named Scooby, had to be euthanized after ingesting a small amount of antifreeze. As you may be aware, a small amount of ethylene glycol (main ingredient of anitfreeze) kills a number of pets each year. Not a pretty site.

If you want to read "Kids back Anitfreeze bill to protect pets", please do so at http://www.emtelegraph.com/300900mtnview02-03-05.htm

Lets hope that "Scooby's" law is introduced soon Federally, to reduce the number of poisonings occuring each year.


"The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step"!! Come and join me and lets both Make a Difference!!

Being my first post, let me say hi to all of you reading. I am an Australian who is very interested in "Denatonium benzoate". For those who don't know what that is, it is the bitterest known substance known to man. Yes, even bitter than the old man down the street from me!!! Only joking old man!! Nothing tastes more bitter than this!! I can assure you!!! If your not convinced, I will send you some!!lol

The company I work for manufactures this, so I know everything (well, almost everything) there is to know about this. For the past few years, we have been trying to convince companies who manufacture harmful tasting products, to add my product to theirs to make it too bitter for humans and pets to consume.

Well, to cut a long story short, I hope I can share with you how I am going convincing companies to add this product to theirs. Its a long way before most harmful products will contain a "bittering agent" but, with help, support and encouragement from you, I hope to make this difference. As they say, "How do you eat an Elephant? One bite at a time!". Like the child proof cap on bottles, I am also taking it "one bottle at a time".

So come with me on this journey, and help me make a difference. Lets turn harmful tasting products YUCK!!!


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