This video presents “Lawn and Garden Pesticides: Reducing Harm.”
- Produced by the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, this unique 10 minute video sets out the scientific evidence linking common household pesticides to a variety of serious illnesses, including cancer, reproductive problems and neurological diseases.
- It offers information from the Ontario College of Family Physicians’ ground-breaking pesticide study and sets out safe lawn care alternatives.
Today, April 22, is Earth Day. What are you doing to benefit and better Earth?
Manitoba marks Earth Day when Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh outlined proposals today that would protect children and reduce their exposure to potentially harmful synthetic chemical pesticides.
- The proposed legislation would not ban pesticides, but it would require the use of lower-risk pesticides used for weed removal on lawns.
- Under the legislation, only federally approved bio-pesticides or low-risk products would be allowed for use on:
* adjoining sidewalks and patios;
* school grounds, playgrounds and playing fields; and
* health-care institutions and child-care centre grounds.
- The use of pesticides in agriculture and forestry would not be affected by this proposed legislation and there would also be exemptions for certain practices and conditions such as: