Your Health 1-31-13 Rat poison products

      The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking measures to protect children from being accidentally exposed to rat poison.

      The agency plans to ban the sale of 12 d-Con brand mouse and rat poison products.

      According to the agency, about 10,000 U.S. children are accidentally exposed to mouse and rat baits each year.

      The agency says the products do not comply with current EPA safety standards.

      It says the product producer Reckitt Benckiser Inc.

      The EPA says it has been working with companies to ensure that products are both effective and safe to use around children.

      The EPA says Reckitt Benckiser has refused to adopt federal safety standards for all of its consumer mouse and rat poison products.